“Most of us, swimming against the tides of trouble the world knows nothing about, need only a bit of praise or encouragement — and we will make the goal.” Robert Collier
We all receive criticism in various areas of life. We may be criticized for our job performance, our choice of clothes, friends, use of money, etc.
Criticism can be seen as negative or positive. Regardless, how we use the criticism of others is critical to the formation of our own leadership.
Apart from focusing on the criticisms of life, we need to remember it is easier to criticize someone else for their performance or choices than it is to be vulnerable enough to get involved and help.
We should also consider the difference that can be made with a little praise and encouragement. Whether it is family, friends, co-workers, or people met on a day-to-day basis, if we learn to be a little less critical of the decisions of others and strive to provide a bit of praise or encouragement, we might be surprised at the difference it makes in leading them to greater success.