(Haters Gonna Hate is an annoying business term and is just one of the 212 Most Annoying Business Phrases Managers Effuse, Confuse, and Overuse detailed in the hilarious must-have guide for every workplace: The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room. Available right now on Amazon.)
Haters Gonna Hate
While you’ll still hear this adolescent phrase uttered way more in your personal life than in your work life, its slither into business is real… and it must be halted; reversed; eliminated!
The entire concept of haters at work – those who are openly plotting against your success – is mostly an imaginary enemy created to self-motivate those who need such a thing. You know, the ones who tell you how much they grind and hustle?
Yes, there are those who may want you to fail at your job. These people are petty, jealous douchebags. They’re also cowards. They don’t openly tell you they want you to fail; they won’t say they don’t believe in you.
In other words, you don’t have haters; you have little people so consumed by their own inadequacies they want everyone to be as miserable as they are. Conversely, those who provide constructive feedback or even openly question your sanity aren’t pulling against you; they’re most often pulling for you; concerned for your well-being.
When you tell us haters gonna hate (or worse, share it in meme), you’re telling us you’re part paranoid, part professional victim, part immature, part insecure… and all annoying.
Please get some help.
Replacement phrases: No replacement needed; just try getting by without the need for false self-motivation.
See also: Crushing It
The 30,000-Pound Gorilla in the Room is available on Amazon