Recently I ran a Facebook Ad to promote Change Your Thinking, Ignite Your Life. One of the statements was “Learn about the power of positive self-talk and how to incorporate it into your life”.
I have to admit that I was thrown off by some of the comments I got (granted it was only half a dozen, but still it surprised me). I used targeted audience tool to seek people interested in self-improvement, self-growth, self-esteem, etc. to reach people who may have interest in my book.
I somehow attracted these “glass is half empty” people who don’t believe that they can grow or that their life can get better. These are people who have accepted where they are in life and find it easier to throw stones at those of us who embrace learning, growth and progress rather than to invest their time in personal growth. These are the people who don’t believe in themselves and therefore to make themselves feel better would rather take time to try and bring you down (or in this case me) to their level so they can feel better about themselves than to try and reach greater heights.
Remembering that there is a lesson in every experience, I asked myself, what is this teaching or reminding me?
• I was reminded that I am grateful I don’t have to live like this and that I can surround myself with people of a like mindset to mine.
• I was reminded that one of the most certain ways to ensure something won’t work is to believe it won’t and to not try.
• Lastly, I learned that I need to re-evaluate my Facebook Ad criteria and see if there is a better answer to reaching the people who are of a like mindset. Critical comments may just be part of the process, but I will only find out if I try to make progress and improve my ad criteria.
I am grateful that I believe in personal growth and strive to be better every day!!
About the Author
Kevin J. Gardner
A newly published author, Kevin is an experienced telecommunications professional; President of Multifamily Utility Solutions and Managing Partner of Telecom Marketing Strategies after a 20 year career with Comcast where he served in several senior management roles.
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