Question: How do I deal with criticism? I find it hard to take sometimes.
Remember this: No-one ever erected a statue to honor a critic.
Imagine you’re on a ladder. You’re on the 20th rung doing something constructive with your life. Haters and critics are on the 10th rung snapping at your heels only because they feel jealous and/or threatened by the fact that you’re doing the work that they will not. That’s their choice and nothing to do with you.
If your response is hatred, anger, or thoughts of revenge, you’ve just went down and joined them on the 10th rung. Don’t do it. Focus on your mission and ignore the “heel-snappers”.
“Stop being so concerned about what others think. The only people who are universally liked are those who say nothing, do nothing, and achieve nothing. Be true to yourself, step out boldly in the world, and let the chips fall where they may.” ~ Mark McManus