“Against criticism a man can neither protest nor defend himself; he must act in spite of it, and then it will gradually yield to him.”
– Johan Wolfgang von Goethe
German Writer and Artist
No matter how hard it is, we have to face challenging feedback and take some step of action. It’s not easy… but the more we do it, the more we become accustomed to it. To being honest with ourselves… and to overcoming the challenge. We grow, we excel, and we move on, up and over it. With that honesty, as Goethe states, “(the criticism) will gradually yield to him.”
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832) was a German writer and artist, and a leading figure in German literature. His works include: four novels; epic and lyric poetry; prose and verse dramas; memoirs; an autobiography; literary and aesthetic criticism; and treatises on botany, anatomy, and colour. In addition, numerous literary and scientific fragments, more than 10,000 letters, and nearly 3,000 drawings by him have survived. He is considered the greatest German literary figure of the modern era.