Most people resist and avoid criticism.

It hurts, it makes us question our work and second guess our efforts.

And in the age of the Internet, it’s become easier than ever to become a victim of anonymous criticism.

So we are tempted to protect ourselves from those who would argue, disagree or abuse our work.

But there’s a problem when we don’t get criticised.

It probably means that we aren’t doing anything worthwhile.

We’re not leading the people we should be leading.

We’re not doing the great work that we should be doing.

We’re not making the difference that we should be making.

I know it can be annoying and sometimes it hurts, but perhaps it’s time to become more resilient rather than trying to hide from criticism.

Elbert Hubbard once said, “To avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing, be nothing.”

So be all you can be, do all you can do and see the inevitable criticism that comes with it as a sign that you’re on the right track.

But if you’re not being criticised at all, you’re probably not doing anything of value.

And that’s a problem.

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