Critics! We all have them. We wish we didn’t, but we do. It does not matter who the person is, or what great and noble thing they are trying to accomplish, they will have critics. And, it seems that the more noble the deed the more detractors there are.
Much of the faultfinding is motivated by jealousy. Some people try to lift themselves up by putting others down. If they can’t be successful they are not going to let anyone else be either. We should simply ignore them. We should not give those critics the tribute of our resentment.
Others however, may oppose us and our ideas because they do not agree. We should deal with these critics very differently. If they aren’t mean spirited about their opposition, then we can do ourselves a favor and hear them out. I have found that sometimes my critics are at least partially right. If we are wise, we will allow their criticism to sharpen us, and improve our ideas.
Take Away: Our critics can be a critical part of our success.