As I can’t say I am very good at dealing with criticism or negativity, I’m always on the lookout for strategies to help me. I wish I had read these tips from Tim Ferriss before last Monday!
1. It doesn’t matter how many people don’t get it. What matters is how many people do.2. 10% of people will find a way to take anything personally. Expect it. 3. “Trying to get everyone to like you is a sign of mediocrity.” (Colin Powell) 4. “If you are really effective at what you do, 95% of the things said about you will be negative.” (Scott Boras) 5. “If you want to improve, be content to be thought foolish and stupid.” (Epictetus) 6. “Living well is the best revenge.” (George Herbert) 7. Keep calm and carry on.
I would add one more, the hardest of all to implement: “Love your haters” (Jesus).
I’m here because He did.You can read Tim’s exposition of his principles here.