All great achievers receive great criticism. It’s one of life’s inevitable positive correlations--the more success one attracts, the more haters one can expect to attract. The only taste of success some will enjoy is the bite they take out of those who prosper.
Knowing this, you have the ability to decide which team you want to play for: the Construction Gang or the Wrecking Crew. Will you be the Hope Builder, the Lid Lifter, the Dream Giver… or will you be the Critic, the Cynic, the Coward? Will you be known for making deposits into the lives of others or making deductions from the lives of others? One of my mentors, John C. Maxwell, says, "You can't add value to people if you don't value people." Simple enough.
Never throw mud. If you do, you may hit your mark, but you will end up with dirt on your hands. Give so much time to the improvement of yourself that you have no time to criticize others.
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