Success principle #11.
Know your priorities and protect them. When procrastination pays off.
My Author Journey, Tuesday, September 19, 2017
# 918 (countdown)
A few more comments appeared recently under my posts in this series on success principles. If you create anything and then share it with people they will have their opinions. It’s quite normal for human beings. We all have our opinions on anything.
Some comments are nice to hear (the ones which tell you that the person agrees with what you’ve said or likes what you created), some are thought provoking and you can tell that there was some thought process in this person’s head (add value, question your assumptions in a civilised manner), some are just somebody’s opinions (“that’s bullshit man” or “it’s the most stupid thing I’ve ever heard in my life”, or “that’s not true” etc.), some are just random farts (like, “yes/ really? says who?” or “check your privilege you asshole”, etc.).
The comments which tell you that you or the things you create are fantastic usually can’t hurt you. They are nice, of course, they provide an encouragement for you, you know that what you create adds value, people benefit from it and you want to do more. They’re like fuel for you, which doesn’t mean that when they are not coming in you should stop. If what you do is your passion you won’t stop anyway (regardless of what people say in their comments) but that’s a different topic.
The thought provoking ones (written by a level-headed person) will add value and they will inspire you to give it a second thought/ start pondering it again. You will schedule this activity in your calendar, thank the person and move on.
In other words, comments which are your fuel or which are elegant and thought provoking will never disrupt or hijack your schedule. You will read them and you’ll immediately go back to doing your thing.
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