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How to Take Criticism Like a Champ

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Simple tips for learning how to take criticism like a champ.

  • Listen to everyone, no matter how painful.
  • Acknowledge good points made by the other side.
  • Admit when you make mistakes and learn from them.
  • You can disagree without being disrespectful.
  • Depersonalize criticism by not identifying with it.
  • Remember not everyone knows what is best for you.
  • Anyone who has done anything great has had critics. It’s part of being a success.
  • Know the difference between your core values and when you are just being stubborn.
  • Try your best to never resort to personal attacks or insults.
  • You can understand someone’s point of view without necessarily agreeing with them.
  • Consider criticism a necessary component to growth and personal evolution.
  • Actively encourage others to give healthy and constructive criticism.
  • Taking criticism like a champ takes practice and experience. You need to be willing to face it on a daily basis.


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Respect Your Body

Your body is the machinery that makes your life possible. Love it. Respect it. Feel blessed and grateful, no matter what – and take care of it as best as you possibly can. Watch what you consume. Be active and give your body the attention it deserves. Don’t ignore it. You only get one body to take care of, one shot to do your very best with what you have been given.


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30 Acts of Kindness

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Improve the well-being of yourself and others with 30 acts of kindness.

  • Give a genuine compliment.
  • Tell someone you love them.
  • Smile at everyone you see.
  • Do something nice for a stranger.
  • Donate to a charity you believe in.
  • Volunteer in a local community organization.
  • Plan a fun social event for friends, family, and/or coworkers.
  • Encourage someone to pursue one of their goals.
  • Forgive someone who hurt you.
  • Apologize for your mistakes.
  • Catch up with an old friend.
  • Be a good listener when someone needs to vent.
  • Create a mix CD for a friend.
  • Dedicate a song or poem to someone.
  • Say “please” and “thank you” – and really mean it.
  • Leave a generous tip for a friendly waiter/waitress.
  • Pass along a great book you’ve just finished reading.
  • Print out inspirational quotes and post them around town.
  • Deliver fresh-baked goods to the local fire department or police department.
  • Give blood.
  • Mow a neighbor’s lawn.
  • Tell someone you appreciate them.
  • Leave a positive comment on a blog or website you enjoy.
  • Spend more time with your kids.
  • Pay the toll for the car behind you.
  • Organize a local event.
  • Create a “Free Hugs” stand.
  • Do something nice for yourself.


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Believe In Yourself: 7 Basic Principles

Believe in yourself. 7 basic principles for achieving personal well-being and happiness. Here is a printer friendly version to hang up on your fridge.


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Dear Living and Breathing Person (Letter from a Dead Man)



Dear living and breathing person,


I bet you are more blessed than you realize.

I know at times life can be difficult,

Even painful.

But how lucky you are to still be alive,

And to still have choice.


Because no matter how young or old you are,

Or how much you suffer,

That choice is still there.

And it is what makes you alive,

And who you are.


I appreciate these things now,

Only because I no longer have them.


Once you’re dead,

All pain and pleasure is gone.

But worst of all,

All choice is gone as well.


But you,

You’re still alive.

You’re still conscious.

You’re still thinking.

You’re still feeling.

And you’re still deciding and acting.


You still have a chance,

To be an influence on your world,

To change others,

And to do something remarkable with your time.


Time is too precious.

And everyday that passes,

You have the opportunity to decide,

To live well,

To live heroically,

And to be happy.


Live consciously,

And make those decisions.

Now.

Before it is too late.

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