Thursday, February 19, 2009

Milk Bone Underwear

I think it was Norm Peterson on Cheers who once described his day like this: "It's a dog eat dog world, Woody, and I'm wearing Milk Bone underwear." Anybody been chewing on you this week? Have you been the target of criticism? I know it's no fun, but here are a few thoughts from some wise guys to help you put it in perspective:


“You can't let praise or criticism get to you. It's a weakness to get caught up in either one.” - John Wooden


“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” - Winston Churchill


“To bear defeat with dignity, to accept criticism with poise, to receive honors with humility -- these are marks of maturity and graciousness.” - William Arthur Ward


“I know quite certainly that I myself have no special talent; curiosity, obsession and dogged endurance, combined with self-criticism, have brought me to my ideas.” - Albert Einstein

4 comments:

Hope42Day said...

So true! Thanks for the reminder!!

Drew Hill said...

You bet, Hope. Thanks for stopping by.

Andrea Emerson said...

The other day I heard a quote that's been ringing in my ears ever since: "He who argues for his limitations gets to keep them."

(I heard it on a reality TV show, of all places, but let's ignore that part...)

Cheers!

Andrea

Drew Hill said...

Thanks, Andrea. Great quote (wherever it came from). I guess it means, no more excuses. A tough lesson to learn.