Remember That No One Ever Kicks A Dead Dog
I discovered years ago that although I couldn't keep people from criticising me unjustly, I could do something infinitely more important: I could determine whether I would let the unjust condemnation disturb me.
Let's be clear about this: I am not advocating ignoring all criticism. Far from it. I am talking about ignoring only unjust criticism.
When you are kicked and criticised, remember that it is often done because it gives the kicker a feeling of importance. It often means that you are accomplishing something and are worthy of attention. Many people get a sense of savage satisfaction out of denouncing those who are better educated than they are or more successful.
Schopenhauer had said it years ago: "Vulgar people take huge delight in the faults and follies of great men."
1. Unjust criticism is often a disguised compliment. It often means that you have aroused jealousy and envy. Remember that no one ever kicks a dead dog.
2. Do the very best you can; and then put up your old umbrella and keep the rain of criticism from running down the back of your neck.
3. Let's keep a record of the fool things we have done and criticize ourselves. Since we can't hope to be perfect, let's do what E.H. Little did: let's ask for unbiased, helpful, constructive criticism.
Quote from Dale Carnegie's book - How To Stop Worrying And Start Living.
My Thoughts: I always get critics about my work of any kind. Including my GM position and the images I've selected for DD. But I DON'T have to time to worry about them... Carnegie's methods helping me over 10 years in CGI and life. People in this world can be cruel and it's easy for them to look down on you - even they have a crappy portfolio. If you let them worry you - you give them a great power over you. That's why I always apply that three paragraph above.
What I noticed is usually people who have a crappy portfolio also has the biggest mouth. People who doing brilliant work are not criticizing others work at least they usually give very useful and constructive criticism - because they know it's all about taking steps further and each other of us are on different levels. Also they usually don't have time to criticize others because they are focused their work - that's what you also should do.
This article has no relation with the critiques I'm getting with my own work here on - I've found myself very lucky about this because I usually get very constructive and great critiques here (except the really short ones like "omg cool picture" ) But thanks everyone who taking time to comment my work. Always a pleasure to read.
And hope these helps to the friends out there, do not underestimate yourself and keep up the great work...