Feedback Cuts Both Ways
Yaro Starak wrote recently on his Entrepreneur's journey blog about some feedback he has gotten. The nutshell version is that, and this may sound obvious to some, not everyone likes want he is doing. Certain people drop off of his mailing lists or give him negative feedback on his blogs etc…
Now it is one thing to sit on the sidelines and observe people putting themselves and ideas in front of others. It is entirely another issue to be that person who is getting negative criticism. Rejection is hard to accept at times. However, fear of it should not cause you to withdraw and criticize yourself for not having satisfied everyone.
Yaro points out that he gets more good feedback than bad but those bad items can hurt. I understand where he is coming from and deal with this issue myself. The easy answer is that everyone has an opinion and you simply can't make everyone happy.
I've had people give me negative feedback on some business ideas recently. What did I do? I took the ideas within the feedback that I found value in and simply moved on. But I will say it took focused effort for me to get past the negative feedback overall. If you dwell too much in the negative aspect of things it will become debilitating. Don't let it.