It’s been a very long time since I’ve written for the purpose of sharing inspiration. …
Other people’s criticism of you can chop your self-worth down and make you feel devalued. Critical people rarely offer any suggestions for self improvement while sticking by your side to help you get to that next step. Rather they continue to make negative and disparaging remarks which serve one of a few purposes:
to cause you to quit whatever it is you were trying to achieve;
to make you feel badly because if they can achieve that goal you’ll revert to #1;
to make themselves feel better because they’ll feel as if they’ve accomplished something.