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Be More PATIENT Than Your Critics

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Posted 31 August 2015 - 06:39 AM

I was reading a blog where the author talked something very beautiful – “sooner or later, the critics move on”.
Don’t you think that’s right? Do you remember the person who had criticized you for starting the venture you always wanted by saying – “this is a rubbish idea, it won’t work”. Where is he/she now?
Do you remember the person in your office who used to always criticize the efforts put in by management to improve the quality of processes and make life exciting for the staff by saying – ‘these guys have no idea how to run a business and they only think about themselves and not us’. Where is he/she now?
Do you remember the guy in your school/college who used to always talk rubbish about our teaching system and how our education system needs a change, without having any clue of the ideas to change? Where is he/she now?
Do you remember the person who told you that getting into IIM or doing CA or Engineering was not your cup of tea and that you should forget about doing these courses? Where is he now?
There is always this lot of seemingly disgruntled people everywhere, who have one philosophy in common – ‘Life is not good and one should always criticize to make things good’. They have this uncanny habit of making people realize that they are good for nothing and there is no way you should even try to attempt something good in your life. Because for them, there is nothing good left in this life and whatever, if left, should be lived with remorse, criticism and pessimism.

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Posted 08 October 2016 - 05:19 AM

I know exactly what you are saying. I had someone who criticized me when I started computer science. He basically said it wasn't my cup of tea.


How much I wish I would have stayed in computer science than switched to accounting. I'm a CPA, but I don't like it. 


What I have learned is that it is best not to tell most people about your goals or ideas. I find most people will put them down because they are only thinking about it from their own perspective.


The problem is we are just human so when people criticize us we don't always do what is best for us and what we want to do.