“You may not be able to alter reality, but you can alter your attitude towards it, and this, paradoxically, alters reality.” — Margaret Atwood, “Attitude,” Commencement Address, University Of Toronto (1983-06-14)
Don’t take it personally.
Remember the fundamental attribution error.
Now ask yourself, “why are they criticizing?”
All criticism contains at least a grain of truth.
“It’s my thing” is not something to have an attitude about. — manager-tools newsletter.
Accepting responsibility for both the positive and the negative equals integrity.
Never let criticism fill you with doubt.
Listen, don’t interrupt. Interrupting is being closed to what the other is saying.
The critic’s best friend — your lizard brain.
“One’s destination is never a place, but rather a new way of looking at things.” — Henry Miller, Big Sur and the Oranges of Hieronymus Bosch