Criticism is a great thing, but a lot of us do not see it as such. We take it as a brutal attack on our very selves and often feel insulted.
For our own good, it is better to take the message for what it is and cut away all the frills. Do not focus on the negative; draw the positive out of whatever you have been told and use it to work on yourself. The process to change might be slow and cumbersome, but if you keep at it, you will get there. The fact is that, no matter how perfect you think you are or how far down the murky depths you perceive yourself to be, you can always be better than you are now. So, if you strongly feel that certain things are not quite as they should be, there is no need to lose hope. With patience and effort, you can be a better person. Part of an inspiring message I got off the Internet and which inspired me to impress strongly upon change reads:
Everyone is born with two natures.Ã‚Â As we grow up through life, one wants us to advance forward and the other one wants us to step backward.Ã‚Â The one which you
cultivate the most is the kind of person you shall be. Your own inner will power is going to decide which one shall remain permanent with you for the rest of your life.
If you were to read the thoughts of successful people, they have a lot in common. Many succeed by their own supreme effort of will power.Ã‚Â That is enough proof that human beings have the will power to find ways to succeed if they really want to. History has shown that a good for nothing person who breaks his/her old habit can amount to something big if they really want to.Ã‚Â The real purpose of reading good books is to simulate and awaken your inner will power so that you can take action on the possibilities.
Never let fate alone determine whether you are rich or poor.Ã‚Â Never let the words of another person determine whether you should be angry, happy or sad.Ã‚Â They can say what they want but you have the power to ignore them if their sole purpose is to bring you down.
Do not let the precious years go by without setting a definite goal. If you want to be rich, then take the action and learn how to be rich. If you want to be a top gun in your career, then start planning how you can become one.Ã‚Â There are always ways for you to better yourself.
When you start asking yourself Ã¢â‚¬Å“what can I do to better myself?Ã¢â‚¬ÂÃ‚Â The answer is Ã¢â‚¬Å“taking action to do something is still better than those who do nothing to improve themselvesÃ¢â‚¬Â.Ã‚Â