Wednesday, January 14, 2015

How Would You Deal Criticism? Does It Always Matter?

Davy Crockett had a simple motto: "Make sure you are right, then go ahead." Every one of us, like every successful person you will ever meet, faces of criticism. No matter what your career involvement, the more successful you become, the more criticism you will receive. Only those who don't attempt anything remain forever above criticism. 

Being criticized is not a problem if you develop a positive way of dealing with it. Winston Churchill had framed on the wall of his office the following words of Abe Lincoln: "I do the very best I can, I mean to keep going. If the end brings me out all right, then what is said against me won't matter. If I'm wrong, ten angels swearing I was right won't make a difference." Churchill received much criticsim in his lifetime and Abe Lincoln was roundly criticized in his day, just as mort of our public figures are today. It takes a person of great courage to forge ahead and do what he honestly believes to be right when critics are howling against him.

Remember that al the water in the world won't sink your boat if it doesn't get inside. Rise above it. Make certain you are right, and then stand by your convictions. If you do, I'll see you at the top!

Today, I encourage you to think about this for a couple of minutes and do this:

  1. Say, "Today, I will repeat the words of Abe Lincoln when criticism comes my way, and I will rise above the critics.
  2. Today I will ____________________________________.
What do you do to make your day, like you're free from the burden of criticism. That you are determined to pursue your cause (which you believe is right), and that you are willing to rise above the criticisms, and do it anyway?

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