The haters are vital to our success

Too often some of us brand anyone who criticizes us as a “hater” and we find a dozen excuses why we’re too good or important to consider their ill-worded comment.

Even when constructive criticism is shrouded by the mask of rudeness, we can extract value.

Consider that those who are quick to patronize you or tell you words to make you feel good don’t do as much to help you as those who are willing to say the difficult stuff.

The real friend says the difficult stuff. The stuff that helps.

Failure and pain are more informative than success. So let the “haters” talk while you get better and better.