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What you need remains hidden where you least want to look.
-- Jordan B. Peterson


Tuesday, July 9, 2002

What others think

No matter what you undertake, or create, or accomplish, someone is going to find a reason to criticize it. Go ahead and do it anyway.

Rather than worrying about pleasing everyone, focus on doing what you know is right, what you know is best. Listen to the criticism if it helps you to improve what you’re doing, but don’t let it bring you down.

There’s no reason to allow another person’s weaknesses and doubts to infect you. Their negative perspective is their problem, not yours. Certainly you may want to consider their viewpoint for what it can teach you. Yet there’s absolutely no reason for it to deter you.

When anyone expresses an opinion about what you’re doing, be genuinely thankful for the helpful suggestion. You know who you are, you know what you’re doing, you know what is right and nothing anyone says can change that. Make your choices based on the highest values you hold, and there will be no reason to fear what others think.

— Ralph Marston

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