As you become visible online, you’ll start to get unsolicited feedback.
Most of it positive:
- I love your post
- Great question
- I needed to hear this today
Sometimes, people will take a few seconds to offer you a less-than-positive thought:
- I don’t agree with this
- Your behaviour triggers me
- You’re clearly a fool if you believe that
All the above are samples from my recent feedback…
What’s important now is to understand the difference between a critic and an enemy.
A critic offers her opinion because she wants you to improve, even a little.
Your enemy wants none of that, and wishes you’d die a horrible death before rolling into the bowels of hell for eternity.
A critic might be worth listening to, and could even become a friend, ally and collaborator.
Your enemy deserves no such consideration, and the time you spend hitting the “block” button is the only time well-spent with him.
Moving on to something more useful, and fast, is essential for your mental health and ability to thrive.