The author Amit Sood says “I have learned that there are instances when the negative feedback comes from a place of ignorance” – it’s not a well-meaning critique.
- Dale Carnegie famously said don’t criticize, condemn or complain.
- Harsh words are meant to be vicious and not designed to be of help.
- The iconic football coach Vince Lombardi was famous for not criticizing his players when they did something wrong – instead, he showed them what they had done right.
If you must criticize someone, start with you by sharing what you have done wrong and then suggesting an alternative to others.
This is a powerful and easy lesson in human relations that can make our day better and elevate us to a role of teacher instead of criticizer.
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