Phenomenal motivational video from Chispa on Everyday power Blog.
We can say sticks and stones can break our bones, but words will never hurt…but that’s just not true. Words have impact and if we let it, we can let negative criticism paralyze us.
Criticism can come from anyone – family, friends, our supervisors, teachers, coworkers and even strangers.
So they question is, how can we deal with it? Here is an outstanding motivational video providing some advice on how to deal with other people’s negative opinions.
Popular quotes on Criticism
“If the criticism is untrue, ignore it; if unfair, keep your cool; if justified, learn by it! The key to good life is keeping your head above the dim and smoke of controversy and focusing instead on the essentials of a serene life.” – Unknown
Critics only make you stronger. You have to look at what they are saying as feedback. Sometimes the feedback helps, and other times, it’s just noise that can be a distraction. – Robert Kiyosaki
It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood, who strives valiantly; who errs and comes short again and again; because there is not effort without error and shortcomings; but who does actually strive to do the deed; who knows the great enthusiasm, the great devotion, who spends himself in a worthy cause, who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement and who at the worst, if he fails, at least he fails while daring greatly. So that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who know neither victory nor defeat. – Theodore Roosevelt
When we judge or criticize another person, it says nothing about that person; it merely says something about our own need to be critical. – Unknown
To me, constructive criticism is when people take ownership of their ideas. That’s why I don’t listen to anything that’s anonymous. But it’s hard; when there’s something hurtful out there, I still want to read it over and over and memorize it and explain my point of view to the person. – Brene Brown
If you have no critics you’ll likely have no success. – Malcolm X