How do you handle criticism?
Everyone has a different answer.
Some people graciously accept it and use it to their advantage whilst others brush it aside as ‘haters’. In this live cast I share stories from my own experience and give tips on how artists can get the most from criticism and ignore the ones that don’t matter.
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Great Criticism Quotes
“Criticism is easy, art is difficult.”
“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
“Know that the amount of criticism you receive may correlate somewhat to the amount of publicity you receive.”
“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”
-Frank A. Clark
“It is ridiculous for any man to criticize the works of another if he has not distinguished himself by his own performances.”
“Criticism is an indirect form of self-boasting”
Great links for further reading
- Love the Haters by Tim Ferris
The must see presentation for anyone who is struggling with criticism. Learn why receiving criticism is a sign that you’re doing something right.
- Great Summary Post by Ignite Living
- Air Force One’s rules of engagement
Common sense approach for deciding whether or not to reply to criticism.
Now that you’ve heard my thoughts on the matter, what do you think? Should artists gracefully accept criticism or trust their gut and do what they think is right?
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