How To Allow Criticism To Control


Elbert Hubbard quote


Criticism. How do you handle it? If it proves to be helpful, then it should be taken seriously. But, it is a mistake to take it to heart when it is unwarranted. The OPINIONS of others should never discourage you from doing anything you feel you can or should do. The decision must be yours alone.

Prove Your Critics WRONG

When the great Polish pianist, Ignace Paderewski, first chose the piano, he was told by his music teacher that his hands were much too small to master the keyboard. He proved her wrong!

When the great Italian tenor, Enrico Caruso, first applied for instruction, the teacher told him his voice was like the “wind whistling through a window.” He proved him wrong.

When Benjamin Disraeli, the great statesman of Victorian England attempted to speak in Parliament for the first time, the members hissed him into silence and laughed when he said “Though I sit down now, the time will come when you will hear me.” The rest… history.

When Gugllielmo Marconi, the great electrical engineer said the discoveries of the German scientist Heinrich Hertz could be applied to worldwide wireless communication, he was told his ideas were contrary to the laws of physics. The rest is radio technology.

These men knew what they wanted to do. Do you think they had doubts? Of course they did. Do you think they questioned the criticism? Of course they did. But they did NOT allow it to discourage them to the point of quitting. They would just work harder until they achieved success.


What is the thrill of accomplishment?

Accomplishment that comes easily seldom brings the joy of fulfillment. Think about that statement. Think about the hundred and one things you do every day and don’t even think about what you are doing. Do these tasks raise your adrenalin levels? It is the difficult challenge and the one that others say you cannot accomplish that seems to create the excitement in your performance.

Absolute Necessity to Success

You must begin with a belief in yourself. Believe that you can do the extraordinary even if it does not come naturally. Even if you want to shy away, to back off, or never even start, you MUST, if you want to succeed.

That is the process of experiencing the adrenalin rush – these are the experiences of a lifetime.  How does criticism affect you?  Do you use it to your advantage?

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Meet Carol Graham

Carol Graham has written 23 posts in this blog.

I am a wife, mother of two and grandmother of three. Family is of first importance, which includes many 4 legged members. Currently, I own and help operate two jewelry stores with my husband. My passion is being a health coach, which I have been doing for over 30 years. I survived cancer 40 years ago using alternative methods, which started me on the road to better health. Another great passion is public speaking. I am a motivational speaker that has much to share in the area of survival against all odds. I lived an intense life of outrageous traumatic events, always a fighter and a winner over cancer, rape, marital abuse, jail, loss of child, huge financial losses from fraud and greed of others. I strongly believe that laughter will get you through almost anything. I have just finished my memoir - Battered Hope - which was released this past summer. This fast paced memoir reads with all the elements of a good novel – character, conflict, suspense, and resolution. Follow my family through insurmountable hardships and witness the tenacity it takes for me to survive. It is a story of hope, perseverance, and faith.

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