Criticism is part of life. We are criticized for job performance, choice of clothes, friends, use of money, etc.
Criticism can be negative or positive. How we use it is critical to the formation of our leadership.
Robert Collier said, “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.”
Consider the difference a little praise and encouragement makes. Whether family, friends, co-workers, or people met on a day-to-day basis, if we learn to be less critical of others and provide a bit of praise or encouragement, we might be surprised at the difference in leading them to greater success.