July 16, 2014

Handling Criticism

There are times especially in my professional job where I make choices and have criticism of my choices placed upon me regularly.
Sometimes there are times where I am so criticized and all I can think of is 
"what complete nonsense."

But I believe that anytime you try and do something that matters, criticism is on its way.
Just remember no matter how much it hurts to rise above.

Doing something that breaks the mold, makes people uncomfortable.
Getting criticised will make you uncomfortable. You will ask yourself if every step and choice was the correct one. 

Usually you don’t get hit on the sidelines. The only people that get hit, are the ones on the field.
There’s no criticism in being the spectator. It’s easy know which receiver was open from your living room.

Babe Ruth once said “Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game!"

Although that quote is about overcoming the fear of failure, I believe it also can be applied to dealing with criticism.

You won’t be criticized if you don’t swing the bat.
Nobody will criticize your calling if you don’t step up to the plate.
Dreams won’t attract haters if you’re still in the dugout.
That’s why I’m going to keep swinging.
Hebrews 4:16 - Let us then with confidence draw near to the throne of grace...

I think you should too.
Not everyone is going to agree with you.
Not everyone is going to support you.
Not everyone is going to be cheering you on.

I always remember to be a better person than the person bestowing criticism.
Let only God criticize me.


  1. I love this, and need to remember it in my job as well, thanks!

  2. This is awesome. I think that a lot of time it's how the supervisor give the your in criticism.

  3. What a great reminder! I tend to take more risks in my personal life than I do at work. If it's for fear of being criticized I have got to get past it. Thanks for the post!

  4. YOU ARE AMAZING!!!!! Why we are awesome friends is because we have never held each other back. Now, how do I get you to come to NYC for a visit and vice versa? :)


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