Tuesday, July 11, 2017

July 11, 2017

HOW TO HANDLE CRITICISM

 

            Abraham Lincoln was the object of vicious criticism.  In fact, he avoided reading newspapers because he considered himself too “thin-skinned” not to let the criticism bother him.  He said, “If I were to try to read, much less answer, all the attacks made on me, this shop might as well be closed for any other business.  I do the very best I know how, the very best I can; and I mean to keep doing so until the end. If the end brings me out all right, what is said against me won’t amount to anything.  If the end brings me out wrong, ten angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”

            Lincoln’s philosophy is still wise for all persons who dare to achieve anything significant.  Someone has observed that nobody bothers to kick a dead dog.  If they’re kicking you, it just proves that you still have some life in you.

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