One Complaint

A thousand compliments can be forgotten with a single complaint. 

We must be cautious about letting one negative voice speak louder than all the positive ones. 

Often, we will convince ourselves that the complaint is more honest. We conclude it takes more courage to say something negative. We somehow think that everyone who gives a positive response is faking it to make us happy. And this person dared to speak the truth. 

That is simply not true. It is only a belief concocted in our heads, forcing us to focus on that one negative person. 

In reality, that person may have deep-seated issues. They may have family of origin problems, have been experiencing a bad day, or seek attention through negative means. There are a thousand possibilities that have nothing to do with your work.

Hundreds of voices are speaking into your life. You get to choose the ones to which you will listen.


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