“If you aren’t big enough to stand criticism, you’re too small to be praised.” By Earl Deason. This quote reminds us that we can’t have it both ways.
We can’t expect to be praised and loved by everyone without being able to handle the criticism that comes with it.
Imagine that you’re a balloon. When you’re small, you’re easy to carry around and can fit in any tight space. But, when you’re filled with air, you become big and bold. You stand out in the crowd, and everyone can see you from far away.
Like a balloon, if you want to be praised, you must be big enough to handle criticism. You must be brave enough to put yourself out there and be seen. If you’re too afraid to be criticized, you’ll never be big enough to be praised.
Let me give you two real-life examples to illustrate my point:
Example 1: John is a talented musician. He has a beautiful voice and can play the guitar like a pro. He’s been playing in front of his family and friends for years, but he’s never performed in front of a big audience. He’s afraid that he’ll make a mistake and be criticized.
Example 2: Sarah is a fantastic artist. She loves to paint and draw, and her work is beautiful. However, she’s always afraid to share her work with others because she’s afraid someone might not like it.
In both of these examples, John and Sarah miss out on an opportunity to be praised because they’re too afraid of criticism. They could be commended for their exceptional talents if they were big enough to handle criticism.
So, my friends, if you want to be praised, you must be big enough to handle criticism. But don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and be seen. You never know. You might surprise yourself with how great you are!
In conclusion, you must be big enough to handle criticism if you want to be praised. So don’t be afraid to put yourself out there and be seen. Who knows, you might just become the next big thing!