You don’t have to please everyone in your life, and you don’t need everyone to like you. This applies to both your personal life and your professional life. Once you understand this, you can make decisions based on what is best, not on who is going to like it. In fact, not only do you not have to please everyone, you can’t … not even if you wanted to. It’s impossible.
Once you understand that, you start spending your time and energy on things that bring meaningful results rather than on the impossible goal of making everyone else happy. You view criticism and feedback in a positive light, and you don’t let critics gain control over you.
Let’s talk about how critics try to control you and what you can do about it.
Until next time …