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20. On Efficiently Receiving Criticism (@TomBilyeu) - PotW #4

Being confronted and being the aim of harsh criticism is a difficult challenge. Let's efficiently deal with that...

Season 1, episode 20
14 min / Published

Being confronted 😬 and being the aim of harsh criticism is a difficult challenge.

This PotW episode goes on delivering some ideas on how to receive negative criticism so that you can still blossom from there.

Check out this reference to a short bit of a rant that Tom Bilyeu was giving on an interview about the struggle of receiving negative comments about oneself, or about one’s actions.



“The people at the highest level of self-delusion (usually happier) are usually not the ones that go the farthest because they don’t stop to recognize where they really are - to own the pain of that - (…)” - from the Interview

“ ‘negative’ criticism isn’t that malevolent and deterministic in the way of being negative for you.”



  • The Short Layout - 00:25
  • About the Author - 01:06
  • The Real Deal on Effectively Receiving Criticism (+Warning for Reflection) - 02:04
  • Two Options when Confronted - 03:43
  • Short Story on Threats to an Athlete in Sport - 04:50
  • Alternatives of Reactions to the Difficult Scenario - 06:32
  • The Implications and Negative Consequences of being too Defensive - 07:03
  • The Positivity in Negative Comments - 08:54
  • Final Regards, Critics, and Considerations - 10:20
  • Useful Challenges to You - 13:22


Pointed Out:

-- The Interview bit

-- Scientific Piece on Self-Esteem

-- On Tom Bilyeu | @ImpactTheory


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