keep you so busy that you have little time
to criticize others."
- H. Jackson Brown JR.
Do you know someone that is constantly criticizing the looks or efforts of others?
Maybe you are that person that is doing the criticizing?
Maybe you are on the receiving end of a lot of criticism, and you don't understand why?
Critics are everywhere. They might be your family members, friends, your boss, co-workers, spouse. Or it might even be someone that you don't even know, criticizing you on the internet.
I have had my fair share of critics and haters and I have come to the conclusion that life is way too short to take critics seriously.
I have a life purpose and I am busy pursuing my dream. I don't have time for theses kinds of people.
I have a sense of meaningful work that I am doing. I have plenty of projects and a career to pursue.
Of course it hurts and it feels unfair when people that you know and sometimes that you don't know are slinging crap in your direction. But one thing I have come to understand is this.....
Someone's opinion of me, doesn't change my reality. It's just an opinion.
I want you to understand this too, because it's very important.
Again....someone's opinion of you doesn't have to become your reality.
Opinions only have power over you, when you agree with them.
What these critics are trying to do is to try to pull you down to their level, and keep you there.
They are a huge distraction to you life purpose.
Critics do not have a life purpose, and if they do they are not pursuing it very hard, or they might even be totally off track with their life and their purpose in life.
They are procrastinators and they don't like hard work.
Critics are doing the easy thing.
They are criticizing someone else, instead of developing themselves and their own life purpose or dream.
They don't know how to pursue their own greatness. They don't want to focus and they don't want to put in the hard work towards their dream.
Critics don't have to do anything. All they have to do is to sit back and dish out crap.
Pursuing your own dream and life purpose is not an easy thing to do.
As a matter of fact it is often very challenging. It will demand everything of you. You don't have time to sit back and do nothing.
You are responsible for creating results. You are working hard towards something useful in life.
You want to improve and make a difference in your own life and also in the world.
How To Deal With Critics
Be clear with yourself about your own values.
Be clear about your own goals and dreams in life.
It's very important that you have a life purpose. If you don't, figure it out right now.
Build momentum and just plow right through those critics.
Opinions are like ghosts. Don't believe that ghosts are real. You can just push right through them and they will disappear. Poof....and they are gone.
Don't allow these ghosts to haunt you for years.
Know the truth.
Don't take the criticism seriously.
Don't allow it to slow you down on your path of pursuing your life purpose.
"Any amount of time you spend criticizing others,
it's time you could spend improving yourself."
- Nate Miller
In the end we have to take responsibility for the results that we want in life. Don't rely on people with really bad and discouraging opinions of you and your work. Never give away your power to those people.
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