I’ve had my fair share of criticism – some constructive and waranted and some just plain mean.
I really appreciated this post from Doug Johnson at Blue Skunk blog:
If you want to enact and encourage change, you basically cannot avoid criticism. I like the graphic in the post:
If you want to avoid criticism: “Do nothing, say nothing, be nothing” (Elbert Hubbard)
I liked this quote since those who pride themselves on never being crticized are really demonstrating that they aren’t making the most of their lives to have an impact by changing things for the better.
Then again, it still seems that a leather hide is never thick enough.