I know a lot of people that fight that watch movies for inspiration. Most of the ones I know who do like such films as 300 or Gladiator, or some other type of “fight until the death” movie. One movie that I found to help me mentally prepare is a documentary from the ESPN 30 for 30 series titled Bad Boys.
I learned a lot of things from watching this documentary. It’s so easy to get caught up in having everybody like you, but the fact of the matter is that not everybody will, especially if you can find success in a certain field. You can be a good person, and people will still not like you. It could for any number of reasons but it will happen. As long as you’re comfortable with yourself, then anybody’s negative opinion of you shouldn’t really matter(unless we’re talking about our loved ones, of course). I think too many of us get caught in why someone might not like us, as opposed to just worrying about handling what we need to get done.
Just because you don’t get something the first time, or when you expect it to happen, doesn’t mean it will never happen. Some times we get super disappointed about a big event in our lives not meeting our expectations. If it’s a one off thing, then that definitely sucks, but if you have multiple opportunities then one little hiccup is not the end. Perseverance most certainly does pay off. If everybody just quit everything at the first sign of failure, then nobody would ever achieve anything great.
You should never apologize or feel guilty for being proud of yourself/your team. Part of this goes back to my first point, in that some people will not like you just because you’re successful. That is so ridiculous to me. If you’re not happy with where you’re at, then you need to work harder. Simple as that. But just because you’re not where you want to be, doesn’t mean you should be bitter or try to tear others down. And if you find yourself on the side of having someone upset at you because you’re expressing your pride for what you or a loved one has done, you shouldn’t worry about them. If you’ve helped someone accomplish something, then you should be proud of what they’ve done. They’re the one that you worked to help achieve what they wanted, not the negative person. Don’t do anything to prove people wrong, do it to prove the people that believe in you right.