10/18/2012 05:14 pm ET Updated Dec 06, 2017

How to Deal With Criticism

"A successful man is one who can lay a firm foundation with the bricks others have thrown at him." -David Brinkley

Have you ever been criticized? Here's what to do when it happens...

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So I want you to know two things today:

1.) When you're dealing with criticism, know that it is part of the journey of success.

2.) When you support another woman's success out of freedom and love, you open up to a new level of success for yourself.

How To Deal With Criticism - Action step:

Think of a time in your life when you were criticized. Revisit the moment and instead of feeling the fear, feel compassion for the other person. See their desire to succeed and with a deep breath, let it go.

Think of something in your life that you really desire to experience -- maybe it is speaking on stage, writing a book or being in a television series -- and imagine yourself receiving wishes of success from all the women in your life.

If you really want to experience your desires, I invite you to email, call or write a woman that is having the success that you desire and offer her praise, tell her she is doing a wonderful job and that she is inspiring you to do the same.

This action step will help you to stop comparing yourself to others.

I trust you will now have confidence on how to deal with criticism.

To learn more about how you can begin to live the life you desire, click here.

Leave a comment about what you have been afraid to do for fear of being criticized and what are you going to do in spite of the fear.