IT IS a good idea to share your dreams and plans only with people who are supportive and helpful. As the old Frank Sinatra song That’s Life notes, some people take perverse pleasure in tearing down others’ dreams.

Nor need you argue. Negative people love arguing but those with desires to manifest have better things to do. Resisting negativity strengthens it, which is not what you want to do.

Family members, friends and others may find out about your desires and they may question and doubt them, sometimes with the best of intentions. In cases like this, it is great to have a good comeback line or two in reserve.

Moreover, having comebacks increases your confidence in achieving your desires and increases your attraction power towards them. Make your comeback lines general, rather than personal, and don’t invite personal commentary and comparison.

You may respond to criticism simply by saying, “I hear you”, which is polite but makes absolutely no commitment to agree with their negativity. Here are some other comebacks, for inspiration. Soon, you will easily create your own:


•  Critic: You want to start a business in this economy. So many businesses are going bankrupt.

Comeback: Perhaps, but a lot of businesses are also doing well. Historically, many of the most successful businesses were started during tough times.

•  Critic: You’ve never succeeded at anything like that before. What makes you think you can do it now?

Comeback: Many of us are capable of doing things we’ve never done before.

•  Critic: You may not be thrilled with your job but it’s steady. Do you really want to throw it away for pie in the sky?

Comeback: Sometimes, it’s important to take calculated risks in life to achieve what you really desire.

•  Critic: Do you have any idea how many people have failed trying to do what you want to do?

Comeback: Some people gave up but others have persisted and succeeded. Like boxing great George Foreman said: “It’s not how many times you get knocked down that counts. It’s how many times you get back up.”

•  Critic: Some people have luck with relationships but you don’t seem to have that kind of luck. Maybe you should just face the fact.

Comeback: People come into and out of our lives for a reason. It has nothing to do with luck. Nor does the past predict the future.

•  Critic: I don’t know how to put this nicely, my friend, but you’re trying to bat way out of your league. Come down to reality.

Comeback: Many of us settle for much less than we are really capable of.

•  Critic: You have to be kidding. You want to do what? At your age?

Comeback: People can do amazing things at any age. I read about a man who learnt to read at age 91 and published a book at age 96.

The great thing about having such comebacks available is that you can always use them with the person whose opinion matters far more than anyone else’s. Guess who? Exactly. You.

So it is well worth having such comebacks available even if you never need to use them with anyone else. Now think of a few comebacks of your own.


Article by Ken A. Haberman.

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