Thought for the Day ~ By Lisa Scott Life Coach

Always do your best…….stay focused and hang in there even when the critics are making noise.  Criticism is a compliment when you are doing the right things.  Our adversaries and critics are never interested in solving the problem, and they never offer a better solution.  They are only interested in taking you off your course,  criticizing your ideas, and generally looking for reasons why something won’t work. 

The reality is that all great ideas create conflict……..and if that conflict leads to a healthy and intelligent discussion of alternatives then real change can happen.  If that conflict is driven by someone who sees that your head is above the crowd, who sees your winning ways and your contributions and wants to take you down……that is dysfunctional and their efforts to belittle you are so that they can cut you down to their own size. Fear of criticism is the kiss of death for innovation in our lives.  So if people are criticizing you and speaking negatively…….live and work so that no one will believe them because envy grabs at others and steals from itself.

Dr Wayne Dyer said “A non-doer is very often a critic that is, someone who sits back and watches doers, and then waxes philosophically about how the doers are doing.  It’s easy to be a critic, but being a doer requires effort, risk and change.  Creativity means believing that you have greatness.  The highest form of ignorance is to reject something you know nothing about.”