Your Best Teachers Are Your Critics
Some people live to hate on others. They see the success that someone has attained, and they want to do everything they can to attempt to bring them down. Especially, those who achieve success beyond the norm tend to find that the level of hate directed toward them is on a grander scale. Whether you’re an Entrepreneur, in the creative field or attempting to do something great, you are going to have to deal with a number of critics your way. Rather than allowing your critics or (“haters”) to make you feel incompetent or undeserving, learn to listen to what they’re saying and use it as fuel to make yourself even better. Your best teachers are your critics.
Lets face it, all criticism that you receive will not be constructive. You will however, have to dissect from what is being said and learn to use it to evolve. All great things that are put out into the world are subject to receiving criticism. It’s just a natural part that comes along with the territory. The criticism that you receive shouldn’t make you crawl up in a ball and give up. Instead, it should push you even harder to bring out the best in yourself. The only way you will begin to hear less criticism, is when your work continues to outshine the people looking to bring you down.
A great quote by Elbert Hubbard, from his book “John North Willys’ is “Do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, and you’ll never be criticized. Criticism shouldn’t be something that deters you from releasing your work into the world, or pursuing a dream that you have. The fear of being criticized by others is something that you shouldn’t even allow to take a hold of your mind because at the end of the day, all we can do is give it our very best. It’s important to take note that every great person in the world was subjected to a level of criticism on their journey of life, but it never stopped them from living their dreams. So, if you hear Critics learn to embrace them and continue on living your life.