Every situation has a silver lining – discover a mindset that heals and enlightens.

December 16, 2021 · 6 min read

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The best defense is to keep off the radar of negative people. ~ Steven Redhead

Have you ever been incredibly hurt by someone else’s words?


I definitely was.


Nobody believed in me, talked about me harshly and unforgivingly.

But you know what? Life is too short to care about others’ opinions. Don’t let others bring you down in life. The sooner you will understand that, the happier you will become.


Let me quickly explain the reasons why you should always strive for the stars and your goals.

Don’t let others bring you down meaning

Don’t sabotage your happiness and life goals. Do what feels right for you. Follow your passions and what brings you joy no matter what others say to you. That’s the true meaning of not letting others bring you down.

If you let someone else to influence in a negative way your aspirations, dreams, that means you were brought down by others.

12 Reasons why life gets better

1. You start aligning with your skills and talents

People often act like they know everything even if they have no clue what they’re talking about.


This can be easily illustrated by well-known Dunning-Kruger effect. This effect says that people who know less think they know more, and people who know more believe they know less.

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People simply overestimate their knowledge and cognitive abilities. They don’t understand that they need deeper knowledge.


It all leads me to a point that you should never listen to anyone. You have to research your own facts.


Don’t let others bring you down with their unprofessional or outdated knowledge. The truth is, you can only trust yourself or experts that specialize in what they’re doing.

2. You know yourself the best

Don’t let others define you. Only you know what your passions and your life goals are.


Don’t we all had a conversation with our parents who we would like to be? Did your parents try to insist you who you should be?

Remember…Whoever is trying to bring you down is already below you. ~ Ziad K. Abdelnour

I was in that situation and many years later I regretted accepting their suggestion.


It doesn’t mean you should ignore others’ opinion at all. It simply means that don’t let people bring you down by highly considering their opinions. Be critical of their opinions.


In the end, only you know yourself the best. It should be you who dictates your own life. Don’t let people get to you with their persuasive ideas, because you might regret in the future.

3. You can’t afford not to try

If you won’t challenge yourself with your ideas right now, you will suffer in regrets later in life. Question “what if?..” will cross your mind constantly.


Take a look at this charming video where 100-year-olds give life advice. They’ve pretty much no regrets in life:

Don’t let negativity bring you down. There’s no such thing as a failure. If you failed to make a cake, it becomes a pudding, doesn’t it?

4. You need to pursue what makes you happy

Have you heard from other people that you should settle down, find a job by working for someone, get married, have children, and live happily ever after?


Sounds not too bad, does it?

don’t let others bring you down

Well, it sounds like a plan, but that might not necessarily make you happy. Perhaps you want to lead a digital nomad lifestyle, work from beaches, or establish a big business yourself?


Perhaps you want to explore the world and meet new people?

Life is abundant of possibilities. Don’t let anyone bring you down and pursue what would make you happy.


There’s nothing worse than living a miserable life for the rest of your days. Take advantage of what life can offer you. Don’t miss a chance while you still have it.

5. People are secretly envious of you

This is a very common situation to be in. Once people notice how extra ordinarily you live, they will start being envious of you.


They will begin criticizing you and try to make you feel bad about it.

Turn your wounds into wisdom. ~ Oprah Winfrey

In such scenario, don’t let someone bring you down, especially by those who are resentful towards you. They feel mortified and suffer from their failures. They wished they lived a life like you.


The difference between you and them is that you take actions and change your life for good. You don’t follow the mainstream path. You take the exciting one instead.


People will always be grudgeful. You have to learn to live with it and let them drown in the abyss of emptiness.

6. Only you can change your life

See, people might be trying to persuade you to execute an idea in one or another way. It doesn’t necessarily mean it’s bad, but you should always keep your sharp senses on that.


Some individuals want to bring you down big times. If you go through this, you will soon understand that the only person you can fully trust is yourself.

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Don’t let others bring you down with their evil intentions. It’s hard to believe, but there are lots of people who are interested in your life more than their own.


You’re the goldsmith of your future and only you can forge it to a brighter path. Be cautious of others’ ideas, but you should never forget to trust yourself the most.

7. People have negative and scarcity mindsets

Similarly, don’t let people get you down with their negativity. They see the world either it’s all or nothing.


They see risks only as a negative thing. They don’t have the insight to see what’s positive in it.

Let negative people live their negative lives with their negative minds. ~ Moosa Rahat

They also can’t accept other opinions. They can’t accept your ideas, lifestyle, and goals. They are very unsupportive.


Such people are like energy vampires. The longer you stay with them, the more you doubt yourself. Don’t let people get you down with such mindset.


They believe that there’s only one way to live life and there are no alternatives. Their mind is scarce of ideas which try to bring you down too.

8. People have conservative outlooks

People might without having in mind of negative intentions trip you over with their old, never changing outlooks.


Majority of these people have never experienced anything majorly exciting in their lives. They live day by day their monotonous life.

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These people don’t live. Instead, they exist. They see life either black or white. There’s no in between.


Don’t let nobody bring you down with such approach to life. It’s neither healthy for them, neither it is for you.

9. Exploring means growing

If people don’t want to explore their lives themselves, you shouldn’t live by their ideals and live a very lmited life yourself.

Insecure people put others down to raise themselves up. ~ Habeeb Akande

The more you explore yourself in spiritual, mental, physical, travelling, and other areas of life, the more insight you will get. You will be able to transfer your acquired experiences in other areas too.


Don‘t let life get you down with its challenges. To get your chances to succeed higher, you need perseverence and passion [1]. You are capable of overcoming every obstacle in your life if only you believe it

10. People put you down to make themselves feel better

It’s a shame but people put other people down to satisfy their own ego. It’s important for you to notice early signs of people that behave in such way so you could avoid them.


These individuals have no empathy for others and they have poor self-image. They try to convince themselves that they’re superior to others by making others feel bad.

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Don’t let others bring you down, especially people that keep themselves alive by hurting others. You can’t put yourself into the same basket with these individuals.


They’re truly unhappy people, but you must look after yourself and seek for your own goals. Your happiness is the most important.

11. Life is too short to live a compromised life


Finding a balance is always important in life. However, having constant and constant compromises is not the way you should live.


Whether the reason for that are other people or your mind, you have to overcome it. Learning how to make the most of life is one of the most valuable skills you can learn.


Even if you were to live 100 years and did everything you wanted, it still wouldn’t include the exact steps that you wanted to experience.

Spend your life lifting people up, not putting them down. ~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr.

For example, you are on your dream vacation in Thailand with your friends. Sounds good, doesn’t it?


However, everyone suddenly seems not to get along and see true colors of each other. The vacation isn’t that satisfying anymore, even though you visited your favorite places and country. Something still feels off.

That’s why it’s important to enjoy life to its fullest and don’t let others bring you down and interfere with your happiness.


It doesn’t mean that you should live completely for yourself. It means not to make significant compromises for your joy.

12. Proving others wrong make you stronger

This is very satisfying to do – proving others wrong. Remember how everyone were criticizing you for quitting your job and starting your own financial venture?


Guess what – now you are successful and very happy! You proved everyone wrong and it only boosted your self-esteem.

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The mindset you have when you approach a problem might be an important factor for your success [2].


Don’t let others bring you down as it can make you more motivated to reach your goals. Others’ hatred and unsupportive behavior can be your best inner strength in reaching your goals.

Final Words From Delightful Mindset

It’s very important to keep to your beliefs and trust yourself in whatever you’re doing.

In the end, everything will be okay as long as you stay persevere and passionate about your aspiration. There will always be roadblocks, whether they’re person or mental challenges.


After all, life wouldn’t be as rewarding if everything was easy. That’s why you have to overcome obstacles and never give up in your life journey.

  1. Jon M. Jachimowicz, Andreas Wihler, Erica R. Bailey, and Adam D. Galinsky. Why grit requires perseverance and passion to positively predict performance. 2018 [viewed Dec 16 2021]. Available from: https://doi.org/10.1073/pnas.1803561115
  2. Ryan, A., & Beamish, P. (2018). Mindset, perseverance and learning. TEACH Journal of Christian Education, 12(2), 43-50. Retrieved from: https://research.avondale.edu.au/teach/vol12/iss2/8/