DON'T BE DISTRACTED BY CRITICISM.
THE ONLY TASTE OF SUCCESS SOME PEOPLE HAVE
IS WHEN THEY TAKE A BITE OUT OF YOU.
We're not talking about constructive criticism here - advice on how to make your story sing, a suggestion for a better way to organize your closet, pointing out a magazine article on balancing a budget.
We're talking about the people who belittle our ideas and our dreams, the ones who tell us we can't do this or that because we're too old or too young or too something or because that's just not the way they (aka "normal" people) do things.
And we know the difference, don't we? The one is offered with sincerity and a willing desire to actually help. The other often looks like that but if we pay attention, we can hear the bite in the tone or we can see the slight eye roll as the person turns away.
Let's make sure we pay attention this week. And always.