Learning To Write – Dealing With Criticism

Learning To Write – Dealing With Criticism

Well, this year I decided to learn how to write. And, after 125 articles, I still don’t know if I’m any good at it. Today, is one of those days, that I just don’t know what to write about.

Actually, I have written a few things, in the past few days, but I just couldn’t get anything completed. Somehow, it feels as if I have hit a brick wall, and as I’m writing this, I don’t quite know, where I’m headed with this article.

Somehow, I have let people get to me, emotionally. It’s amazing how many people will criticize you, and tell you that you are wasting your time. This weekend, I had a family member tell me that it’s impossible for me to become a motivational speaker, because I haven’t done anything successful in my life.

The more I tried explaining myself, the more I got knocked down. Yes, it hurts when people mock you, or insult your intelligence. But, instead of getting upset, I enjoyed every minute of it.

I spent the next day, doubting myself. I couldn’t stop wondering if I was a failure in life. I still feel a bit shit, but somehow I have to get over it, and believe that anything is possible.

At the end of the day, I am who I am, and I’m not going to change for anyone. I don’t care if someone might think that I’m a failure. Actually, most people have been pretty quick to judge me, since I started writing, and expressing my thoughts, and ideas, in this blog.

Writing is not easy, although everyone seems to think that they could do a better job at it. I admit, I’m still learning, and I’m sure that I have made a lot of mistakes, but at least I’m giving it a go.

Yes, I do want to become a motivational speaker, and I might not be ready for this at the moment, but that is a long-term goal. I’m still in the early stages of trying to figure out whatever it is, that I have to share with the world.

I hope that each of the articles that I have written, will in some way be helpful, or useful. I will make a lot of mistakes, and I will have to be prepared to receive a lot of criticism. Everyone will have an opinion, of what they believe is wrong or right, when you start putting yourself out there.

At the end of the day, you need to be able to accept the criticism of others. You need to take what you can from it. Don’t take it so personally. Some people enjoy the feeling that they get from running other people down. It makes them feel better about themselves.

Take the punch. It might hurt for a day, or two, but then get back up. What doesn’t kill you, will make you stronger. Think of this as resistance training. It’s no use giving up, when you have just begun.

The first step to actually doing something, is just climbing in and doing it. I might not be rich, or successful, but I feel that I have something to share with the world. I’m experimenting at the moment, and I’m enjoying it, and that’s all that matters.

So far, I have made a lot of mistakes. And I will make a million more. The difference is that I’m prepared to make a fool of myself, as long as, at the end of the day, I learned something from it.

At the end of the day, everyone’s a critic. And there will always be someone out there that thinks that they are better than you. It’s alright, take the punch, and roll with it. You can actually learn a lot from a person like this.

If you don’t believe in yourself, no one else will. Don’t let people run you down, or let your ego get the better of you. You will never be able to please everyone. You will find that there are a lot of people out there, that will try run you down.

It’s okay. The only way that you are going to grow as a person, is to take whatever you have learned, and squeeze all of the juice out of it. Everything in life happens for a reason, even if we don’t quite understand it, or see the value in it, at the time.

But, when you step back, and look at it from an outsiders point of view, you can learn from it. You can be anything that you want to be in life, and you can change your mind a million times if you want to. No one has the right to tell you what you can or can’t do.

Right now, my goal is to learn how to write. And if it’s something that I’m enjoying, I’m going to do it for as long as I enjoy doing it. Who knows? Maybe I will give up on it, once I get bored with it. But, I will decide when that is.

Don’t give up on your dreams.

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