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Don’t take yourself too seriously October 11, 2007

Posted by reason4smile in Book, Leadership, Person, Serenity, Spiritual.
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Back to the book I’m reading right now, Be A People Person by John Maxwell, there is one of the ten tips he mentioned on handling criticism, which is

Don’t take yourself too seriously. If you can develop ability to laugh at yourself, you will be much more relaxed when given or giving criticism… Blessed is he who can enjoy his blunders.

John C. Maxwell

Often we criticize ourselves too much for the mistakes we made. Now what you can do is laugh at your weakness, as what John Maxwell said, enjoy your blunders. Enjoying doesn’t mean that we don’t change or fix our mistakes, that means we accept ourselves on not being perfect while we are in the progress of changing to become better and better. Another important point for us is that…

We are approved by God, we don’t have to win the approval of others and look good in their eyes. We are not perfect people. Too many of us take ourselves too seriously and God not seriously enough.

John C. Maxwell

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