In today’s always connected and easily accessible world, the old saying “everyone’s a critic” has never rung more true. But that shouldn’t be a reason to never put yourself out there and take a risk. Remember, anything that’s worth doing will draw a little criticism. To achieve something great – something you truly believe in – you have to be prepared to address the naysayers. Constructive criticism should always be considered, but not dwelled upon. The next time you’re feeling the pressure of a heavy critique, keep these 10 quotes about criticism in mind.
“You have enemies? Good. That means you’ve stood up for something, sometime in your life.”
– Winston Churchill
“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.”
“Let me never fall into the vulgar mistake of dreaming that I am persecuted whenever I am contradicted.”
– Ralph Waldo Emerson
“A coach is someone who can give correction without causing resentment.”
– John Wooden
“One mustn’t criticize other people on grounds where he can’t stand perpendicular himself.”
– Mark Twain
“Don’t be distracted by criticism. Remember – the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite out of you.”
– Zig Ziglar
“Most people have been brainwashed into believing that their job is to copyedit the world, not to design it.”
– Seth Godin
“Any fool can criticize, condemn and complain – and most fools do.”
– Dale Carnegie
“It is a thing of no great difficulty to raise objections against another man’s oration – nay, it is very easy; but to produce a better in its place is a work extremely troublesome.”
“When men speak ill of thee, live so as nobody may believe them.”
How do you respond when given criticism? How do you give it? Let us know in the comments section below.
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