Often times, when we set out to do something new, we may be met with disdain, disbelief, or even ridicule.
A key strategy to overcoming this is by Playing the Part.
When Playing the Part, you need to imagine that you’re much like an elite basketball player with the ball in your hands in the face of an away game crowd.
You’re not concerned with the crowd’s thoughts about you. You’re only concerned with giving your all and performing at the highest possible level to help your team win.
When I shared my passion for reducing our plastic footprint, I was met with resistance from those around me in the form of sarcasm.
Like the elite basketball player, I played the part and did not let it bother me.