“The truth will only be told over a career.” — Richard Linklater
“If you want a job interview with Li Fan, head of engineering at Pinterest, you’ll need to wait until Friday. Fan categorizes the types of meetings she takes by days of the week. Mondays are for large group meetings and Tuesdays are for speaking with people one-on-one. Wednesdays and Thursdays are for ad hoc requests or various monthly meetings.”
“When people look at your profile, they decide whether you’re worth connecting with in several seconds. These are the questions that go through their head when making this decision: Do they look like a domain expert? Do they look like a leader? Can they help me?”
“Everyone who ever did anything had to start. Most people don’t begin with a grand vision. They start with an idea and an action. Through the process of doing they build something greater.”
“Luck can’t be controlled, but it can be nurtured.”
“People who risked $150 of their own money to win a $650 bonus prize were dramatically more likely to quit smoking than those who used traditional smoking cessation methods. Surprisingly, this group also beat out those who were offered an $800 reward with no deposit for staying smoke-free.”
“You can learn a lot about the future by better understanding the past. By understanding the things that haven’t changed or will never change. By recognizing behaviors, attitudes or ideas that withstand the test of time.”
“A decade ago, we shifted our attention at work every three minutes. Now we do it every 45 seconds and we do it all day long. The average person checks email 74 times a day and switches tasks on their computer 566 times a day.”
“The basic craft of drawing is about two things: you learn to control your hand and to see.”
Nobody likes to be criticized.
But the ability to handle criticism is a prerequisite to success. Because the more you succeed, the more people are exposed to what you do — and not all of those people are going to love it.
But dealing with criticism doesn’t have to be as hard as it seems.
Here are five simple things we can do when somebody criticizes our work to help us not only handle it, but benefit from it.