Hello and welcome to MySelf Builder. Today we're talking about the importance of remaining true to who you are. That means holding onto the positive values, beliefs, and qualities that make you, and those around you, better each day.
When you have a strong sense of who you are, what your purpose is, and are committed to doing good work, it's important to nurture those thoughts and actions. If you volunteer in the community, keep volunteering and surround yourself with others who do the same. If you like to read or watch motivational content, keep doing that. If you're training or practicing for an academic, sporting, or a professional event, stay in the habit of doing what is needed to be successful.
As you advance and move forward, you may face adversity, challenges, or people who will doubt you. During those moments, will you let negative thoughts set in, cause you to react poorly, and lose sight of who you are? Or will you continue to build, continue to grow, and remain committed to your goals?
There's a concept called the 5:1 ratio that's used in educational and other settings. It states that there should be at least 5 positive compliments or praises associated with each single negative interaction or comment that's expressed.
For example, if someone says you can't accomplish something, say, "I am capable, talented, hardworking, determined and motivated." In life, we should counter negative statements by overshadowing them with positive ones.
Everyone is not going to always agree with you, see the best in you, or try to understand you. Some people are programmed to be bitter, angry, and negative for personal reasons. Know that while criticism comes with character, we do not have to let criticism change our character.
When a book is published, a play is performed, or a movie is produced, those characters and their stories have already been established. The role of a critic is to respond after the work has been done. Therefore, never let critics stop you while you're still in the process of growing and moving forward.
Remain true to yourself, remember the 5:1 ratio, and never let criticism stop you from advancing. For more information or to schedule a coaching session, visit MyselfBuilderDigital.com.