A couple years back I watched an interview with Jerry Lewis –
conducted by Bill O’Reilly.
The way I see it, in many ways he epitomizes the virtue of
being ‘immune to criticism.’ You cannot perform the way he
did if you’re continually worried about what everyone else
thinks of you. You’ve got to be the one who decides how
your act is going to be played.
Think for a moment. Imagine putting yourself into the role of
playing Jerry Lewis, even for an hour. Not an easy thing to do –
but Jerry can morph into and out of character so fast he makes
it look easy. That’s the sign of a real pro. When you make it look
hard – you’re an amateur.
During one segment of the interview, O’Reilly seemed to be looking
to Lewis for some counsel, which was strikingly odd. He talked
about how his show is always under attack because of the stance
In reply Lewis said, ‘That’s because you’re good.’ Then he added some
words of wisdom that you should never forget – even if you personally
don’t care for O’Reilly.
‘When you climb up a flag pole, people are going to see your ass. And
they’ll want to knock you down, not because THEY want to be up there themselves – but because they don’t want YOU to be there.’
Isn’t that the truth? Jerry hit the rear right on the skin.
And so, as you begin to make progress in your life, understand in
advance (or right now) that there are going to be some people who
don’t want you to succeed. They’re going to be jealous and try to pull
you down. This is as it should be. It is GOOD. When it happens you know
you’re on your way.
The trick, once again, is being absolutely immune to all the negativity
‘the others’ try to shovel your way. And while you’re effortlessly blocking
them – guess what happens? You attract a whole new set of people into
your life who support the NEW you.
That’s the way the universe works, my friend. So look forward to meeting
those who are supportive of the new you springing forth – and never worry
about those who are fearful of your rise. Simply pass them by – making sure
they see nothing but your dust – the dust that comes from being on the trail
President, Psycho-Cybernetics Foundation, Inc.
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