Criticism is one of the human fears. For many of us, it is almost as if we have been programmed to view criticism as an evil that must be avoided at all costs. Perhaps because it makes us feel like children again; as if we are back wearing short trousers and having our opinions picked to pieces by the school master.
The truth is that criticism is proof of action. If you are receiving criticism it means that you are actually DOING something that warrants comment. Maybe even something that is out of the ordinary, that challenges the status quo, that shakes people’s beliefs.
I say embrace it. Learn from it. And never automatically believe it.
Criticism is merely another’s point of view and has rarely changed the world.
What does the world? That’s right, usually the idea that is ruffling all those feathers…