The reason we push ourselves is that we believe our work is contributing to humanity. We know, that in your own way, you’re playing your part to make the world a better place. Love and believe in free speech, but given all the platforms people have, it’s easy to end up in the crosshairs. That’s especially true if you’re in a position of leadership. So how do you manage the criticism? Here are some ways to deal with negativity hope you can use as well.
1. Understand that you cannot control the world.
As much as we try to be in control of everything, the truth is we are not. Life is what happens when you are busy making plans. You can plan for every outcome, you can work super hard and cover all of your bases, but the truth is you can never know exactly what is going to happen.
2. Be the best version of you.
Having established that you cannot control everything, the question becomes, “What do you do?” The answer for me has always been to do the best you can with what you have. In fact, it is the only thing that you can truly control. You dig deep to find the best version of yourself and to find the confidence to move forward with adversity at your back.
3. Use the negativity as inspiration.
The things this person wrote about you were completely untrue. The notion that someone would ever question your ethics only makes you more motivated to showcase who you are to the world.
4. Your reputation is everything.
One of the best pieces of advice ever received is to never do anything you wouldn’t want to see in the newspaper the next day. This advice came from one of the most successful people on the planet.
5. The dog howls at the moon, but the moon does not howl back.
It’s very important to distance yourself from negativity in life. Do that by limiting the influence naysayers and haters have on your plans. Many situations occur that can bring you down to a certain level if you engage, one thing you should ask yourself juice is worth the squeeze?” Does proving that you are right and someone else is wrong justify confrontation? If someone is saying something about you that is a complete fabrication, in most instances the best thing to do is to not even respond. Think of the dog that howls all night at the moon. When is the last time you heard of the moon howling back?