Its hard to live up to people’s expectations. Some people will respect you on social media till the day they meet you in real life. They expected you to show up in a Ferrari and you showed up in a taxi or just some ordinary car. They expected you to show up wearing Gucci/Carvella and you showed up wearing Mr Price. Some people don’t care how decent, kind, respectful, compassionate, intelligent, caring, committed, loyal, inspiring and hardworking you are. All they care about is material things. And if you can’t show them material things then they want nothing to do with you.
Are you aware that some people will even ask “What do you do for a living?” only because they want to measure the amount of respect they can give you? There is a different measure of respect for a doctor/engineer/accountant/biz tycoon etc…compared to a teacher/cashier/waiter/street hawker/startup/sales guy/cook/hairdresser etc.
Real impact is NOT in “hey, look at what I’ve got”. Real impact is “Hey, see how many lives I’ve touched” May we change our mindset on how we treat people who don’t yet have nothing to show for their hustle. If you’ve been treated poorly or disrespected because you have nothing yet to show for your dreams. You are not alone. Personally, I’ve faced this over and over. Please, stay strong, keep your eyes on your goals and keep moving. Keep in mind “NOT EVERYONE CAN SEE A TREE WITHIN A SEED”.
You don’t owe anyone a car or certain certificates or positions or certain clothing brands to prove your worth. Material things are great BUT they don’t define anyone. Material things are not a symbol of your personal identity. Focus on yourself, focus on your grind and focus on creating and adding VALUE.
I know it’s hard, but you’ve come too far to give up now. Your breakthrough is coming.
Keep building, keep perfecting your craft. Noah looked like a fool until it started raining…
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