EDITOR’S NOTE: AT THE TIME I WROTE THIS ARTICLE, IT WAS TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE. I NOW RESCIND THESE WORDS AND WITHDRAW ANY SUPPORT FOR THE TLI BANNER. APPARENTLY, THERE WAS A REASON TO BE “HATING” AFTER ALL.
Are you feeding your haters their hater fuel? I wasn’t planning to make an update today. But, I was forced to. I was inspired by success. While prepping for some personal training today, I saw Master Lloyd Irvin put up a hater fuel status update that brought a smile to my face:
“Team Lloyd Irvin Operation Invade Atlanta Is Now Complete! We Dropped The Medal Chaser Team In At 22:00 Hours And Just Got Our Last Target! The Mission Was To Bring Back Gold Medals In Every Absolute Division And The Mission Is a Complete! We Won The Blue, Purple, Brown And Absolute Black Divisions! Aaaaaayyyyy” For some reason unbeknownst to me, the TLI squad receives a lot of hate and while also a huge lack of mainstream bjj media coverage. Luckily for them, Lloyd is a brilliant marketer. He does a great job of letting everyone know about their success. Every time they succeed it fuels the haters. For the life of me, I don’t understand the hater mentality. They are everywhere in life. In my own personal life I have encountered haters in every facet of life. I have encountered them in school, sports, and work. Unfortunately, I have also encountered them within social circles and family. You see, I consider the hater mentality or haterism a psychological disorder. They are infected with misosis (miso = hate & sis = constant state). I think I’ll refer to it as hatosis. Their weakness doesn’t stop there. It appears they also have a fear of victory. They have victphobia. Instead of being inspired by others’ success, it becomes their hater fuel and they drive themselves deeper and deeper into hatosis and victphobia. It’s a vicious cycle; I pity these people. But, let me make this perfectly clear, If they do not make the choice to take control of their life and improve it, I will have no qualm allowing my success to be their hater fuel. 😉 You can bet your @$$ buddy! At the end of the day, I rather live in my positive fantasy world than in YOUR negative world in denial city on bitter street. I have become a huge fan of TLI and what they do. They preach no excuses. They condemn weak mentality. In fact, if you haven’t seen Lloyd’s video on weak mentality dubbed “bjj bitchassness” I certainly recommend you do so now!
Keep doing your thing TLI. Keep producing that hater fuel.
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