All great ideas create conflict. In other words, what you want to do in life will create challenges and criticism. Decide today: I will not surrender my dream to noisy negatives.
Every great idea has this order of responses:
- “it is impossible-don’t waste the time and the money
- “It is possible but has a limited value.”
3. “I said it was a good idea all along.”
Foes and critics are never interested in solving the problem, and they never offer a better solution. They are like an armless man who teaches throwing.
If your head sticks up above the crowd, expect more criticism than applause. Have you ever noticed that a statue has never been erected to a critic?
Whoever criticizes to you will critics about you. If someone belittles you, he is only trying to cut you down to his size. While throwing mud, critics are simultaneously losing ground.
You can always tell a failure by the way he criticizes success. Those who can-do . those who-can’t criticize. Those who complain about the way the ball bounces are usually the ones who dropped it.
If it were not for the doers, the critics would soon be out of business. Envy provides the mud that failures throw at success. Kenneth Tynan put it this way, “A critic is a man who thinks he knows the way, but can’t drive the car.” Small minds are the first to condemn great ideas.
If people talk negatively about you, live and work so that no one will believe them. Fear of criticism is the kiss of death in the courtship of achievement.
If you are afraid of criticism, you won’t accomplish much. A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks that others throw at him.