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.

  • Nathan W. Bingham

    “I’m here because He did.”Thank you once again for bringing the grace of God in the gospel before my eyes. :-)

  • Paul C

    Wow – this one rings true.“If you are really effective at what you do, 95% of the things said about you will be negative.”

  • Carine

    Thank you,Dr, Murray, this is very valuable. May God help us to keep our eyes on Christ while still on this side of heaven.

  • Om Prakash Sharma

    Millions of people and every second in this world goes to the worship places Churches, Temples etc. to fined the God. Do you see the changes in their faces when they goes in and when they come out. Yes, I have seen. I goes to meet the God and every second it remind me of His works. He send me to this world, to increase my knowledge about Himself. He does by putting me the place where I can grow and praise Him. God has planted the man in this Garden to enjoy the beauty and grow. No living person has seen the God.So many people are misled in His name.You must be helpful to the next person if he ask for the Light.Thanks and my prayers for your ministry.