Are you a creative person who from time to time is dealing with negative feedback and haters? Maybe you suddenly get doubts whether you are good enough to succeed with your work or not. That makes 2 of us. I have had so many times when I finish a new piece of artwork and I feel so good about it and then suddenly someone comes and destroys my inner piece. I will tell you about 5 ways how to deal with negative feedback.
1. Try not to care what other people think about your work. You would make your life so much easier if you would concentrate more on creating that on people’s opinions. I know its easy to say but if you let every single person affect you, then you won’t get very far, believe me. As much as there are people in the world, there are different tastes in everything. You can’t expect everybody to love your work.
The greatest prison people live in is the fear of what other people think- Unknown
2. Make your mission to disappoint every doubter who ever thought that you won’t succeed in what you’re doing. On 2010 when I decided to choose creating art over studying business and marketing, many people thought that I have lost my mind. They probably thought: “She will never pull this off! She can’t do that. Its ridiculous and stupid.” You know what? In the end of the day, you will be happier if you do what you love and if you get to show your haters that you are a warrior and you will never give up, then you have won, big time! It sure feels good when you realise how far you have come and how much you have accomplished!
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do- Walter Bagehot
3.Don’t forget that through all these negative feedback and haters, you will grow as a person. People tend to come to our life to teach us something. Sometimes it can be something good and sometimes it can be something negative. Usually when people give us negative feedback or tell us bad things, then we get really protective and start defending ourselves. Instead of getting disappointed and feeling discouraged we should think how we could grow as a person through this situation. We should try to learn to stay calm and peaceful. Like Dalai Lama said, we shouldn’t let the behavior of others to destroy our inner peace.
We met for a reason, either you’re a blessing or a lesson- Frank Ocean
4.Many times people who are brave enough to say something negative about you, aren’t really worth your attention. I mean they are not your good friends, not even your family friends. They probably will cross your way only once and after that you will never see them again, not to mention, hear about them.
Why Stop letting people who do so little for you control so much of your mind, feelings and emotions- Will Smith
5.You were born to do it! If every morning you wake up feeling excited towards upcoming day then it means that you are on the right road, you are doing the right thing. Don’t ever have doubts!
You were given this life because you are strong enough to live it-Robin Sharma
I’m not sure where you are exactly on your journey, but when it comes to negative feedback and haters, then I always remember these 5 things and I already feel so much better.
I really hope that my post was somehow helpful. I would love to hear your experience with negative feedback. What have you done to restore the faith in yourself, to feel good again?