What defines us is how well we rise after falling. – Lionel Bloch, Maid in Manhattan (2002)
Some people carry on with their backstabbing nature with everyone they mess around. These people define others with their own perspective. They are not very bothered about what other people are going through. They do not realize how hard it is to rise again, once you have fallen.
They will never see the efforts you put behind it to come this far, the heartbreak you feel even after reaching this close to your dream. They will not even check what gutsy you have to gather once again to try one more time to lift yourself up.
These people are always waiting for the chance to say bad things about you. Whenever they get a chance, they will make you popular amongst other people, but with a bad reputation.
This is why you should never consider other people’s opinions while fighting for your dream. Their definition of you should be completely irrelevant to you.
Let them say whatever they want to say, don’t make your heart so feeble, that it will break regarding these bad talks with people, especially not when you are chasing a dream.
Because, there will be some major heartbreaks when you are chasing your dreams, if you break with these, you will never achieve success. If your definition is something the people in the society decides, then you will become part of the crowd.
Instead, though it is easier been said than to be done, gather courage every time you fall. Courage to stand again. Define yourself with how well you rise after every fall, not with what people think of you.