Ignore the Haters

FACT: Haters don’t really hate you. In fact, they hate themselves because you are a reflection of what they wish to be.

In life when you strive for greatness, you will come across people who will try to drag you down.

They will try to talk you out of your goals. They will tell you that what you’re attempting is a waste of time and that you’ll never be able to accomplish it. Pursuing your dream can be hard enough. You will come across many obstacles and experience many failures. It will be tempting to give up, but you definitely don’t need the negative input from others. They won’t like it when you don’t listen, and as a result may begin to chime in more with their disapproval.

But if you truly want to be your best, you must make your own decisions . . .

OR others will make them for you.

Letting others control your thoughts and actions just so they will like you is no way to live life, unless you want to be a robot. Just be yourself all the time. Showing your true colors will attract others who like you for the person you are and will support your efforts to succeed.

I leave you with this . . .

“A tiger doesn’t lose sleep over the opinions of sheep.”

Class Discussion Question:

• What are some ways you could ignore the haters in your life?

Superstar 4 Life Missions: Here’s two missions you can do to help you to Be Your Best…

1. Be the best “you” you can by knowing your strengths. Download the “Be Your Best” card

here: http://bit.ly/2lMdRh3. Write down at least 1 skill you feel you are good at and post a

picture of your “Be Your Best” card on Facebook &/or Instagram #BeYourBest.

2. DOUBLE POINTS: Be Your Best by setting & achieving a goal. On a separate sheet of

paper, write down a challenging goal you want to complete in the next 8 weeks at the top.

Then list 3 action steps you need to take in order to achieve it.


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About SKS

Sensei Chris Feldt is the owner and chief instructor of Samurai Karate Studio, a leadership academy located in Northeast Columbia, South Carolina. His school teaches karate to children and adults ages 4 and up. SKS specializes in self-defense, anti-bullying, stranger danger and character and leadership development.

Mr. Feldt was an adjunct professor at the University of South Carolina for college credit in karate and self-defense. Samurai Karate Studio has been recognized as a leader in martial arts instruction by being honored with the Best of Columbia Award for 5 consecutive years in a row.



Sensei Feldt is a certified instructor for C.O.B.R.A., a worldwide self-defense, and personal protection program. SKS offers Active Shooter Training, Real Estate Safety, 10 Week Self Defense Academies, Bully Workshops, and Child Safety Camps.

We also provide corporate safety training.


Sensei Feldt has been a guest speaker in the Richland 2 School District covering school talks on stranger danger, anti-bullying strategies, kindness, and making good choices. He is available for both private and corporate self-defense seminars

Samurai Karate Studio is also a proud member of MAAB, Martial Artists Against Bullying, a nationwide program made up of martial arts schools throughout the country that are committed to helping children who are victims of bullying. If you or someone you know is being bullied, we are here to help. But, you have to take the first step and either call us at 803-462-9425 or email us at: [email protected]

Bullying is one of the most serious issues we face today and with the right coaching, students can learn how to defeat the bully using non-violent strategies.


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