Thoughts about criticism…
On many occasions that I was confronted with criticism . Let’s face it it’s just a fact of life. Borrowing some ideas…
If you don’t want to be criticised – don’t do anything .Although you’ll probably then be criticised for not doing anything, or for doing nothing – if that’s actually possible.
The meaning behind it is clear – the more you do the more people have to criticise you about. the more you open yourself up to judgement. We’ve all met people who always seem to be worried about what other people think about them. So much so it’s the determining factor in deciding if they do or don’t do something.
But let’s not let such thinking keep us living small lives and stop us getting out there, making an impact or doing what we want. Because the truth is that whatever you do you’re likely to be criticised. Whoever we are, we will experience criticism.
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” Elbert Hubbard
“Don’t criticize what you can’t understand.” Bob Dylan
“Any fool can criticize, complain, and condemn—and most fools do. But it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.” Dale Carnegie
And these thoughts sprouted…
If you’re going to do something useful, then you’re probably going to be criticized. When you set out to solve a problem, you’ll quickly encounter someone’s criticism.
By all means, be open to valuable feedback. And learn to simply ignore the useless criticism.
Most people are open to positive changes, but a few will object to anything you do. Those few can be so loud and vicious as to seem bigger and more influential than they actually are.
Decide at the outset to push forward with the courage of your convictions. Become realistically and sufficiently convinced that what you’re doing is right, so that the criticism doesn’t get to you.
Listen respectfully to well-reasoned opposition, consider it, learn from it, and make necessary adjustments. At the same time, ignore the screeching and name-calling from those who have nothing better to do.
Know that the criticism will come, and decide that you won’t let it stop you. Make achievement your response to the criticism.
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