Thursday, 9 July 2009
Passion for Positive
Are you ready for another one of my soul searching, mask removing, heart examining posts?
I'm learning, as a leader, that ingratitude and criticism are going to come. I don't like it but I'm discovering they are a part of the price paid for refusing mediocrity. Anyone who has achieved anything notable sooner or later receives criticism. The great Greek philosopher, Aristotle, said "Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing." If you move with God, you will be criticised.
But the Bible offers a great promise - the truth always outlives a lie! Prov 12:19 "The lip of truth shall be established forever: but a lying tongue is but for a moment".
Kenneth Tynan has provided a fantastic description of a critic - "A critic is a man who knows the way but can't drive the car".
I have found that it is better to be alone than in the wrong company. I'm steering clear of negative-thinking "experts".