- They said we couldn’t do it
- Nobody thought we would win
- It’s us against the world
Or a hundred different variations of the same theme. Nobody believed in us. We had to do it on our own to prove the doubters wrong. We were successful when everyone else thought we wouldn’t last.
Let’s acknowledge one thing: It’s usually trope. It’s a figure of speech. Most of the time, it might be a couple of people against you and seven billion people who didn’t even know you exist. There is no “they” or if there is, you can call them out by name.
Here’s the problem, though: The “nobody believes in us” mythology comes off as petty when exposed to the light of the truth.