There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing, Aristotle said. He was right.
You can make sure that you don't stand out and you avoid any attention. Perhaps then you won't get judged or criticised. Albeit you probably still will be. Or, you can do what challenges you, what you enjoy and ultimately, what fulfills you.
Being your own champion doesn't mean that you're conceded, selfish, or r that you think you're better than others. Rather the opposite: you're not competing with anyone else, just with yourself. You are not trying to prove to anyone else who you are and what you're capable of, just to yourself. In the end of the day, we are different people. We have different values, different wants, needs and goals.
Once you change that perspective, you create something powerful for yourself: you become unafraid of failing. Because your failing is just a lesson taught to yourself and not something that defines you.
I talk about this, the 50 mile ultra marathon across the Grand Canyon, and much more in Peter's podcast "I love success". Next time, I will be wearing pants btw.
Peter is a great guy that I've known for sometime now. I loves his drive and his search for human success and motivation. He has done so much for Liam's non profit, which means the world and he's part of the fight to end drunk driving.