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Criticism

Failure and Criticism Can 'Mean' You're a Pro: What I've Learned From Steven Pressfield and Taylor Swift

Isa Adney | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home
Isa Adney

In whatever you're doing, model Taylor and don't stop moving. Don't let the mean people take a second of your time. Focus it on the great work you're doing and the things you're pursuing, and then focus on doing them really well.

Be Careful of Monday Morning Quarterbacking

Mike Robbins | Posted 04.07.2015 | Home
Mike Robbins

What we often fail to see is that it is easy to second guess someone else (or ourselves) when failure happens. For example, if Russell Wilson had completed that pass, many people would have thought Pete Carroll and his offensive coordinator were geniuses.

Stop Criticizing and Start Creating

Paul Perkins | Posted 04.04.2015 | Home
Paul Perkins

For every creator there are a thousand critics. No wonder. It's easier to criticize than create. Actually, it's really hard to create. It takes time and energy and creativity and focus and discipline. And it's scary.

The Best Way to Handle Negative Criticism in the Office or Beyond

Quora | Posted 04.04.2015 | Home
Quora

The best way to handle criticism depends on the type of criticism. And who it's coming from.

Friendly Fire: Why We Can Be Harshest With the Ones We Love Most

Miriam Ava | Posted 03.08.2015 | Home
Miriam Ava

Often, we're most critical with the ones with love most. We're extra sensitive to certain characteristics, express annoyance toward particular habits,...

Cautious Criticism: Don't Bite the Hand That Feeds You

Laura Stack | Posted 03.07.2015 | Home
Laura Stack

No matter how talented you are, no matter how popular or dedicated, all it takes is one poorly worded comment or complaint spoken in the wrong place or to the wrong person to torpedo your job.

4 Strategies to Handle Criticism Well

Todd Kashdan | Posted 02.04.2015 | Home
Todd Kashdan

Let's accept a fact -- not all criticism is valid. Do not let your brain fool you. Just because words are published online does not mean they hold any merit. Here are four strategies to handle criticism well.

Happiness Can Be Learned

Cindy Tansin | Posted 01.24.2015 | Home
Cindy Tansin

To some degree, being happy was something I worked at, but I would have to call it a labor of love. In reality, I learned. I learned how to be happy. I learned how not to be unhappy, and I want to share that with you.

'Alaskan Bush People' Indictments? So What? Reality TV Fakers Know No Bounds

Alaska Dispatch News | Posted 12.24.2014 | Home
Alaska Dispatch News

Once there was fact, and then there was fiction, and finally along came something called reality TV to marry the two into some new, bastardized product one might just call bizzarotainment.

3 New Words for 'Whore'

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 12.17.2014 | Home
Nikki Gloudeman

Despite the sexual liberation movement, despite shows like Sex and the City, despite all the progress we've made, we're still saddled with a word rooted in "prostitute" and "harlot" to describe being sexually free.

How To Criticize Your Kids Without Ruining Their Self-Esteem

Tracy Cutchlow | Posted 12.01.2014 | Home
Tracy Cutchlow

The best praise is focused on a child's effort, not the child's traits, as I wrote in "Why Some Kids Try Harder and Some Give Up." The same is true of criticism.

A Critic, A Play and Do-It-Yourself Abortion

Carla Seaquist | Posted 11.25.2014 | Home
Carla Seaquist

When the lead theatre critic of the nation's newspaper of record, The New York Times, extols a play about do-it-yourself abortion, three things become clear: the poverty of contemporary criticism, the poverty of contemporary drama, and the weakness of liberalism's argument for choice.

Is the Miss America Pageant Proto-Feminist?

Nikki Gloudeman | Posted 11.16.2014 | Home
Nikki Gloudeman

There's nothing wrong with fighting for a cause and looking good while doing it, if looking good happens to be your thing. And there are, after all, worse things in the world than wanting some world peace.

Why Everything Is Not All About You (And Why That's Awesome)

Susie Moore | Posted 11.06.2014 | Home
Susie Moore

We all have a purpose, a reason we are here on planet Earth, and that is what it is about. We are not here to be endlessly interested in our superficial selves and obsess over what we want, what we have and what other people think of us.

6 Reasons Why We Should Embrace Criticism

Susie Moore | Posted 10.12.2014 | Home
Susie Moore

There will always be people who disagree with you or who dislike your ideas and actions -- whether or not these people are coming from a positive or a negative place. Appreciate and accept them for being different than you and forgive them if they upset you.

In Pursuit of Persistence

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.24.2014 | Home
Jane Simon, M.D.

What factors influence our drive to persist? Perhaps instead of encouragement along the way, we're exposed to criticism that inhibits our progress. By contrast, an appreciative audience can spur us on like a favorable tail wind.

How to Tackle Negative Feedback and Still Feel Great

Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells) | Posted 09.23.2014 | Home
Kristine Maudal & Even Fossen (Brainwells)

We know it is hard to change behavior. But trust us, you can do it. We can not remember the last time we had a fight or argument with someone. But we constantly learn new things and we end up knowing the nicest people all over the place, also if we start out on a rough path!

How to Stop 'Saving' the English Major

Ryan Chapin Mach | Posted 09.29.2014 | Home
Ryan Chapin Mach

I sometimes lie awake at night cursing the heavens, wishing that God had never forged a love of the written word from the steel of my very soul and instead forged something that would have allowed me to invent Candy Crush.

I Went 21 Days Without Complaining And It Changed My Life

Tim Ferriss | Posted 09.21.2014 | Home
Tim Ferriss

I wanted to cut out the commiserating most of us use for 30-40 percent of all conversation (if you don't believe me, keep track of how many people start conversations with you in the next 24 hours that center on a complaint or criticism).

How to Handle a Bully Boss

Cindy Tansin | Posted 09.13.2014 | Home
Cindy Tansin

Help, I'm under attack. All of a sudden I can do no right. How did I get into this situation? More importantly, how do I get out?

5 Ways To Get More Out Of Every Day

Susie Moore | Posted 09.09.2014 | Home
Susie Moore

What do you do with your time? Are you prolific in your passions or are you poignant in your excuses? In life we either have one of two things -- results or excuses. And excuses mean nothing. No one cares! You don't even care, if you are honest with yourself.

How I Let 3 Negative Voices Undo 163,110 Compliments

Janie Porter | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
Janie Porter

I've always heard it takes seven compliments to undo one bad comment. But I actually think it's more than that. Waaaaay more.

Healing Vigilante: 3 Quick Steps to Get Out of the C.A.J.E (Criticism, Assumption, Judgment and Evaluation)

Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark | Posted 08.23.2014 | Home
Aimee Le Zakrewski Clark

Funnel that inner dialogue into simply what is happening in the moment -- no criticism, assumption, judgment, or evaluation.

This Magical Sentence Will Change Your Life

Galanty Miller | Posted 08.10.2014 | Home
Galanty Miller

"Just kidding" is simply another way of saying, "I meant it and now I'm cutting you off without giving you a chance to respond." Tall people know they're tall. They know they're different. They don't want to be reminded of it. "How's the weather up there? Just kidding."

Curing a Critical Spirit in Students

Tim Elmore | Posted 07.29.2014 | Home
Tim Elmore

The irony of our day is this: we may have produced the most critical kids in modern history, but also ones who cannot take criticism themselves.