How To Handle Criticism
TRUTH: There will be people who judge you because you're doing the thing they are too scared to do.
Who else has had to face judgments & harsh critique for the way you live your life?
If you have - it means you're doing something right. And you're in good company.
But let's break this down - people who judge/criticize do so to justify their own feelings of inadequacy, insecurities, shortcomings, etc. I mean that's just psych 101. Life is a mirror. Always.
Here's how to deal.⠀
1. Be secure in your identity and who God has called you to be.
This is mission critical, and really the biggest thing. People will always have an opinion. God's matters the most. If you can stand with integrity and say that you are truly operating in alignment with God's calling. Then, who cares... Discussion is over. The problem is, most people aren't here yet. It's ok. I know you're working on it.
2. Have a support system - you're going to need it!
And here's something to consider: the higher the calling, the more high level that support needs to be. I'm not talking about it just being your mom and your best friend, people! Get a real coach/mentor. Someone you do life with regularly.
3. How I personally handle it.
I get it. There was a time when it would hurt my feelings too. But then I realized, Most people out here being Judgy McJudgerson have awful lives 🤦🏾♀️.
- Lives I would never wanna live.
- Lives I would never aspire to emulate.
- Lives that look drastically different than mine - and thank God for it!
They are the worst people to take advice from!
But I do need to be checked! I'm certainly not above reproach. And this goes back to the support. High-level, regular, #accountability, #coaching, #mentorship is non-negotiable!
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