While a group of frogs were travelling through the woods two of them fell into a deep pit. All the other frogs gathered around the pit and told to two frogs that they were as good as dead since the pit was very deep. But they tried to jump up out with all their might. Finally, one of the two took heed to what other frogs were saying and gave up. She fell down and died. The other frog continued to jump as hard as she could. She began jumping even harder and finally made it out. When she got out, the other frogs said, "Did you not hear us?" The frog told them that “it thought they were encouraging her to jump out of the pit the entire time”, the frog was deaf.
People criticized me so I changed. They still criticized so I changed more. Still criticized then finally I realized, it’s what they do no matter what. I changed once more by no longer listening to those people, wrote Brian Vaszily. Too many people listen to the noise of the world and perish. Listen to your own voice, your own soul. It’s your life don’t let others tell you how to live it. Ask yourself the secret of success. Listen to your answer and practice it. Do not follow the ideas of others, but learn to listen to the voice within yourself – Zen Master Dogen.
“The only one who can tell you ‘you can’t’ is you. And you don’t have to listen”