Just because someone is envious of you, disagrees with you or doesn’t like what you do, does not necessarily mean that their views are wrong and that you can’t learn anything from them. No one likes being told what they’re doing sucks or that their ideas are no good. At the same time, you don’t want a bunch of yes men hanging around you all the time saying how great you are. If everyone is just there saying how great you are then how are you going to get better? You need someone to give you feedback and to be critical of what you’re doing. I can’t make everyone happy but I want to be told if there is a way I could be doing something better or differently to make something look its best. I don’t know all the answers and I’m more then happy to take feedback, no matter how harsh it might be.
That’s why I always try to listen to the people who are criticizing what I’m doing. I might not agree, but I’m listening.
There are a lot of people out there that for no good reason, maybe jealousy or unhappiness who are out to get you, put you down or hold you back. There’s a fine line between feedback and hating. Sometimes you just have to try to sift through people’s envy and bad intentions toward you for the valuable criticism. The truth is, haters are good at pointing out our weaknesses precisely because they are being critical, unlike our supporters. As much as we don’t want to admit it, sometimes the haters are right.
Take the criticisms where you can but don’t let it knock you down, come back stronger and better.