I was talking a friend a few months ago who is pretty successful in the business world. He has made some decisions that have been fairly progressive and controversial. With these decisions, have come quite a bit of heat. He has been called a fool and childish and irresponsible and a host of other things. I asked him, “How do you take all of that stuff and not let it get to you?” He said, “I have learned a really important discipline in processing the feedback. I do my best to listen to everyone and then I do my best to turn my critics into coaches.“ That is a great approach. Listen to the other perspective. Listen to the truth in the critique. Listen with the intention of growth. I think there is nugget of wisdom for all of us here. Whether the area is sports, business, church, parenting, lifting, etc. – listen in a way that critics can become coaches.