Courage to face criticism

Great ideas and leaders have a common enemy- “the critic” .
I am not one who patronizes the critic, I rarely concern myself with what people think. If I believe what I am doing is right, I simply go for it.


Because I have learned that no one is immune to criticism, it comes with breathing. People will definitely criticize whether you act or fail to act, so I’d rather be criticized for doing something than for doing nothing. It may not always be easy to overcome the critics, but it’s worth it.

Caustic comments and demeaning stares are all part of the life of a courageous man.
Do you know that Billy Graham was called a cultist when he started ministry? No matter who you are or what you do, not everyone is going to agree with you!

If you think everyone will be happy just because you started doing something great, you’re wrong!
There are so many people, even so called friends who would want you to fail and so the moment you begin to venture, to live outside the box, they will begin to attack you and throw stones at you. Hey!! Pick those stones and build a wall! Be careful who you listen to, not everyone deserves the right to speak into your life.


So many people are afraid to pursue their dreams, start up a business and have a life because of what people will say. People must say, so to avoid criticism you must be willing to say nothing! Do nothing! And be nothing.

Teddy Roosevelt said “far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs even though checkered by failure than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat”.


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