Monday, March 12, 2012

There's always a critic

Critics are everywhere. Some are our friends and actually want to help. Others are not our friends and try to
undermine. Others are more neutral, they just want to look smart with their observations.

We need to own our decisions. If a critic's observation helps, great. But, in the end, it's our decision and we live with the consequences, while the critic is off elsewhere.

Barry LaBov
LaBov & Beyond


  1. True. And, just because someone chooses to criticize, it doesn't mean they have a valid point. You have to do what you believe is best and move forward.

  2. Right. I listen and consider the criticism and very well may be influenced or may toss it off. It still remains my responsibility and like you say, I have to do what i think is right.

  3. Dear Barry LaBov,

    I agree with what is written here. The opinions critics share can be either a nuisance people should ignore, or a helpful tip people should embrace. It is up to that business owner to decide which type of criticism it is. Does the critic have a knowledge background in your field of business or are they simply expressing their opinions about a topic they have not significantly researched? If business owners feel as though the critic has no grounds for what he or she is saying, then owners should just brush off the criticism and continue to make decisions based on their own best judgments.

  4. Anon, thanks. LaBov & beyond is a good company, but I have to agree that we deserve (I deserve) criticism from time to time. It makes you better and the critic just might be right, too.