“Let the dogs bark, but the caravan moves on.”
This phrase is one that I heard often during my childhood.
Criticism is part and parcel of life. There will always be dogs barking at us but we shouldn’t let them affect us. Like the caravan, we should move on, instead of trying to stop them.
We get so bothered by criticism that our natural reaction is to try to explain ourselves. In the end, all of our energy is spent worrying about that instead of being productive.
If people perceive us based on the rumours they’ve heard, we don’t need them in our life anyway. After all, these same people defaming you today will become your biggest fans the moment you attain success.
In fact, we should not focus on being popular. In business, you would be required to make decisions that are not necessarily popular. You can’t please everyone.
Instead, let’s tune out these naysayers and focus our energy on doing the best job we can.
Group Managing Director