During the Super Bowl, Tom Brady was getting crushed on Twitter. People everywhere commented on him being overrated and questioned his legacy in NFL history. After the game, many of those same people coined him as the greatest quarterback to ever play. The same thing happens all the time in coaching, business, leadership, and many other facets of our life.
One moment they’ll love you, another moment they won’t. Sometimes they’ll praise you, other times they’ll criticize you.
Critics, complaints, and negativity can be found everywhere. The best aren’t guided by their critics or consumed by outside negativity. Instead, they focus on putting forth their best each day and trust the process to play out as it should. They’re too busy creating their future and honing their craft to be inflated by praise or deflated by the criticism of others.