Jim Rohn tells a story about a rock pile that hits on so many points.
It took the gardener two years to turn a rock pile into a fabulous garden. That is two seasons worth of planting, weeding, water, and tending.
The gardener saw the potential where others saw only rocks.
All the resources the gardener (or anybody else) needed to create a beautiful garden where rocks lay was accessible if one was resourceful enough to find and utilize them.
Without putting in the necessary work the rock pile would have stayed a rock pile.
When you do something great people are going to try to take it away from you.
They are going to try to make themselves feel better by diminishing your success.
Take it with grace and understand that it has nothing to do with you and everything to do with them.
Here them and help them see their potential.
Brett “Gardening” Denton