Tag Archives: criticism
FMM 2 24 2023 Primary Intention
“It is not the critic who counts…” Theodore Roosevelt. This Friday morning, my message will be brief, for a variety of reasons. I have been reflecting on how difficult it can be, when you are a people pleaser from childhood, to be criticized. It feels personal. When I was in a position to be making […]
FMM 4 11 14 Barbed Words
“Poetry: the best words in the best order.” ~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge I envy poets. They choose their words with care, sifting through adjectives and verbs until they find just the right one. A poem may be reworked and reworded; tweaked and tightened until it has just the right impact and effect. In real life […]
FMM 7 26 13 Reflect before you react.
“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.”~Frank A. Clarke. One of the questions we ask our prospective nursing students is: How do you handle constructive criticism? Sometimes I wonder why we need to put the word ‘constructive’ in front, shouldn’t all criticism be constructive? If you […]