Saturday, July 12, 2014

3 IDEAS TO HELP YOU WHEN CRITICIZED




 

 “Nobody kicks a dead dog.”  Dale Carnegie  
 
If they can criticize Obama and Bill Gates what chance in this life do you have? I used to think that once you are ‘there above’ criticism would melt away into oblivion. I was dead wrong.
  
Today I know that criticism is here to stay. In this life you are going to face moments that are painful to the heart. It is unfortunate that no matter what you do or where you are somebody is going to find fault with you. 
 
What then is the definition of criticism? One definition I got from the Web says that ‘criticism is the expression of disapproval of someone or something based on perceived faults or mistakes.’
  
Criticism may come from your parents, sisters or brothers, from your friends and strangers. It’s unfortunate that not everybody is going to like you and be happy with you in this world. You got to find a way to fend off from this often unfortunate experience. 
 
Here is help
  1. Hold your heart : Naturally you’d feel like hit back at those who criticize you. The rule here is; take a deep breath before you can respond. Package your response wisely.
  2. Learn something : If there is something that you think you should learn, do so. If it is something you believe the critic doesn’t understand you will need to explain to them or just ignore them.
  3. Keep good company: Sometimes it’s about opinions and different understanding. Choose good company, especially those you have things in common. Keep the company that will see your endeavors in positive light - those who will help you when you fall.
 
Brooding over what the critic said will divert your attention from your primary focus and derail you away from your good purposes in life. Criticism will often slow you down or kill your spirit of progress but that should not be the case. 

I would want to end this short message by encouraging words from a famous writer whose books I loved very much in my youth:
  
“Nobody kicks a dead dog.” Dale Carnegie
 
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