Anyone doing a great work will be faced with a major roadblock. That roadblock known by many different names could be summed up in one word – Criticism.
Criticism, it’s the killer of mighty men. Criticism, it’s what will keep you from doing your greatest work.
We often think that fear is the greatest enemy of progress.
We’re fearful we’ll fail. We’re fearful we won’t be fast enough to market. We’re fearful we’ll look like fools.
Fear is a great killer of progress, yet it’s not the greatest enemy. There’s something far more sinister.
That something is our ability to take criticism.
Why Criticism Is Worse Than Fear
Fear holds us back. Fear tells us we can’t do something. Fear is scary.
But it’s not as bad as we think. Read more...
Everyone has a past. We all know this.
Some pasts are filled with darkness: Sexual abuse. Emotional abuse. Accidents. Fear
Some pasts are filled with light: Great families. A happy childhood. Adventures lived again and again.
And most are filled with a mixture of the light and darkness.
Regardless of how much light or darkness we have in our pasts, we can’t allow our pasts to define us.
Our pasts tend to leave a mark on us. Our opinions are typically formed on the basis of what we’ve experienced.
We see our worth through lenses tinted by our past.
“Who we are in the present includes who we were in the past.”
― Mister Fred Rogers
Your Past Doesn’t Define You
We see so many people dogged by their past. They live in their failures or success. Read more...