Thursday, February 22, 2007

If Only I'd Written.....

It seems today that the theme is about accepting criticism. Suzanne Lieurance touched on this at her site today. Yes the wider the audience you write too the more criticism you will receive and as Suzanne says, that is good.

What is not good is too much self-criticism. Now, mind you we all do it but let's be careful how much of it we listen too. Self - criticism can go on and on and it is highly unlikely that you are going to share every negative thought you have about yourself with others. Therefore when you do talk all this negative junk to yourself, no one is around to refute it because we fool ourselves into believing that we are more objective of ourselves than "outsiders" because, after all they are only "being nice".

Next time y0u feel you "bombed" ask yourself what you can learn from this experience. Are you a 100 percent a 100 percent of the time?

Above all, let's try to remember that the most important thing about any critique of yourself or others-- is that it inspires the wirter to go back and try again. If your self-ciritcism doesn't accomplish this then you have deprived the world of your continuing growth and achievement.

Write it down,

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