Here is another great example from the book ” LIFE: Living Intentionally for Excellence”. Thank you again Orrin and Chris. All of the credit goes to you both for your efforts to inspire, encourage and motivate others to greatness.
“DON’T BE YOUR OWN WORST CRITIC; THERE ARE PLENTY OF OTHER PEOPLE WILLING TO FILL THAT POSITION”
Maybe you aren’t the best at what you do. Don’t let that get you down, only one person can be the best at any endeavor. The real question is, ” Are you getting better?” The key is to keep growing, striving to become better, personally and professionally, at whatever God has called you to do. Many people become their own worst critics, beating themselves up mentally, anguishing over lost opportunities; but you cannot change the past. Stop looking in the rear-view mirror while attempting to move forward.
Leaders learn from the past, act in the present, and accomplish in the future. Most people suffer from analysis paralysis, dwelling on the past, but not acting in the present. You cannot seize your future until you are willing to let go of your past.
Examine your past, looking at the good, the bad and the ugly, pondering what better choices could have been made, learning the lessons, but then moving on. When you stop being your own worst critic, leaving the past in the past, achieving successes like never before, someone else will volunteer to fill the critics position. Like the old saying goes, “The higher you climb the ladder of success, the more your butt is exposed.