Among friends, in school or in business, if we dare to explore a new theory or develop an original product, chances are we’ll be faced with some form of feedback. Some of it inevitably will be negative. This is nothing new. In fact, every groundbreaking notion has been met with some measure of scorn, resistance or doubt.
When we learn to differentiate the feedback that is cynical from that which is constructively critical, we can reject the former and embrace the latter to turn our original ideas into stronger, more sound ones.
Cynicism is a form of doubt ...