People will minimize you for their benefit. Be a big deal anyways.
Have you ever found yourself in the midst of a conversation with someone where you were admiring a person’s hard work and personality and they respond by saying “They are not ALL that...” That’s how some people will try to downplay you when your big moves have them feeling small. People who make big moves don’t have to downplay yours. It’s the people who play small that feel the need to minimize your monuments on the path to success. But don’t worry about them. If you’re the NBA, they're D League and need to put in the time before they can expect to be on your level. Keep working relentlessly the way you do and feel good about it - no matter who disapproves. It WILL pay off.
Gabriella Payne builds teams and communities through inspiration and strategic confidence development. She works with universities, athletic groups, and corporations to help students and recent graduates transform their mental thought patterns by teaching new, healthier habits. She is also an advocate for the prevention of domestic abuse and teaches a series called "See It Coming".