Sometimes you can hear apparently negative
remarks about you or what you are doing.
Don't let bad wishers harm
confidence and self-esteem. Their opinions don't actually matter.
There are four types of opinions that matter.
opinions come from people who:
care about you and
wish you well;
are great experts and
are getting the results you want to
whom you are working toward a common
are your target
beneficiaries whom you are striving to
create a greater value for.
Though their opinions may sometimes seem
negative, they are actually always positive. It is a positive
As Ken Blanchard puts it, "feedback is the
breakfast of champions." So treat these opinions as
opportunities and lessons that help you
what you are doing and
achieve much more.
As to other opinions, they come from people
who neither care about you, nor share your aspirations, are neither experts
in your field, nor your target beneficiaries. So why should you feel harmed?
Let them keep their negative opinions, and you keep
"How people treat you is
karma; how you react is yours." ~ Wayne Dyer
"A well guarded
brings happiness." ~
"What you think of
yourself is much more important than what others think of you." ~
"Be independent of
the good opinion of others."
~ Abraham Maslow
"Ignore those that
make you fearful and sad, that degrade you back towards disease and
"Great things are not accomplished by those
who yield to trends and fads and popular opinion."
~ Charles Kuralt
"Swim upstream. Go the other way. Ignore the
"If you have
built castles in the air, your
work need not be lost. That is where they should be. Now put the
foundation under them."
~ Henry David Thoreau
"I have observed
that society in general always seems to honor its living
conformists and its dead troublemakers."
Wayne W. Dyer
"Happiness is attained through fidelity to a
~ Helen Keller