How To Deal With Criticism

A guide on not letting people into your head who shouldn’t be there

Spencer Sekulin
Jan 18, 2019 · 9 min read
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“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” — Aristotle

Criticism. That word scares the hell out of so many people, bringing a gnawing feeling of dread and doubt.

“Know this: anyone who does anything worthy, anything noble, anything meaningful, will have critics.” ~Eric Greitens

Criticism Is Inevitable — So Make It Worth It

Look Into the Minds of Your Critics — Who Are They Really?

A Pathological Sign: Criticism

You can sometimes tell what people lack by what they criticize.

Don’t Let the Fear of Criticism Kill Your Future

“Anyone who does anything worthy attracts critics. Begin anyway.” ~Eric Greitens

Don’t let fear of criticism stop you from starting. So many people don’t try because they’re afraid of what others will think!

What You Say — Not What They Say

“Are you going to let what someone might say prevent you from doing what you must do?”

Constructive Criticism Isn’t Always Constructive

You Will Have Enemies — Accept Them as Part of the Game

In Conclusion

Criticism doesn’t have to be the end of your ambitions — but for so many people, it is. The fear of criticism, not even criticism itself, has starved so many dreams and killed so many futures.

  • Your critics are only human, and their criticism often has little to do with you and everything to do with them.
  • No matter what you do, as long as you grow and surpass who you were yesterday, you will face criticism from those who refuse to change.
  • You don’t have to let what people might say stop you from doing what matters.
  • It’s not what they say about you that will affect your future most, but what you say about yourself.
  • Be careful whose so-called constructive criticism you take to heart.
  • You will have enemies. Don’t let them take up your thinking. Instead, focus.

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Spencer Sekulin

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Paramedic | Writer | Creator | Work In Progress | Contributor for Better Humans, Mind Cafe, and more. Let’s learn and grow together. https://spencersekulin.net

Better Marketing

Marketing advice and case studies to help you market ethically, authentically, and effectively.

Spencer Sekulin

Written by

Paramedic | Writer | Creator | Work In Progress | Contributor for Better Humans, Mind Cafe, and more. Let’s learn and grow together. https://spencersekulin.net

Better Marketing

Marketing advice and case studies to help you market ethically, authentically, and effectively.

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