Daily Dose for the Mind

Being a critic is easy. But if the critic tries to run the operation, he soon understands that nothing is as easy as his criticisms. Criticism without a solution is merely an inflation of the critic’s ego. When you hear something that makes your blood boil, don’t shoot off a text or an e-mail right away. A wise person sleeps on it. An instant emotional reaction often leads to a regrettable outcome.

It is easy to make people feel special. People usually prefer talking to listening. Ask many open-ended questions and listen with genuine interest. They will feel flattered by your attention, and even like you. A powerful person is often surrounded by only yes-men, helping their boss feel important and exceptional. If the people around you always agree with you, they are probably opportunists, not loyalists.

Excerpt From: Haemin Sunim. “The Things You Can See Only When You Slow Down: How to Be Calm and Mindful in a Fast-Paced World”.

7 Comments Add yours

  1. When I taught journalism years ago, my students learned to write editorial copy with solutions instead of just criticism. The world needs solutions instead of sideline critics.

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    1. GS says:

      I agree. We need positive productive thinking.

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  2. God gave us two ears for a purpose, to listen more than we speak. ” Be quick to listen and slow to speak”.

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    1. GS says:

      Beautiful words. Thank you very much for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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