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All great people get great criticism. I was perusing through my favorite music videos on YouTube and noticed a trend of haters. On every artists’ video there were a crew of haters leaving comments about how the artist wasn’t doing this or that right.

It reminded me of a Yiddish proverb that says, A critic is like the girl who can’t dance so she says the band can’t play.”

The critic is convinced that the chief purpose of sunshine is to cast shadows. He doesn’t usually believe anything but still wants you to believe him. Like a cynic, he always knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. Instead of spending your time and energy criticizing, spend it creating. Successful people do not waste time and energy worrying about what others think about them. In fact, judging and comparing yourself to others is the greatest waste of your energy.

If you think you’re doing better than the average person, you are an average person! Too many people seem to know how to live everybody’s life but their own.

Remember there’s a season for everyone. When you’re hot you’re hot and you have to make the most of it. Master your craft and be prepared for your opportunity when it arrives. Success is simply a matter of doing what you do best and not worrying about what the other person is going to do. The truth is, if your head sticks up above the crowd, expect more criticism than applause. The only way to eliminate criticism is to do nothing and be nothing. If you are afraid of criticism, you won’t accomplish much.

Now go make it a great day, on purpose!

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