Jan. 5, 2022

EP148 - No Critics Needed

EP148 - No Critics Needed

Good day, my friend. Welcome to A Moment with Moj. Thank you so much for downloading the show, I am thrilled to be here with you. I hope that you are having a most excellent day. Steven Pressfield joins us today as we continue our look at The War of Art, from pg.93, "The professional learns to recognize envy driven criticism and to take it for what it is -- the supreme compliment. The critic hates most that which he would have done himself if he had the guts.

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WEBVTT 1 00:00:00.000 --> 00:00:11.040 Good Day, my friend 2 00:00:12.060 --> 00:00:19.020 welcome to a moment with Moge. Thank you so much for downloading the show I 3 00:00:19.260 --> 00:00:27.120 am drilled to be here with you. I hope that you are having a most excellent 4 00:00:27.320 --> 00:00:27.640 day. 5 00:00:28.740 --> 00:00:34.700 Stephen Press feel joins us to day, as we continue our look at the war of art 6 00:00:35.420 --> 00:00:37.240 from page ninety three 7 00:00:38.280 --> 00:00:38.900 quote: 8 00:00:40.440 --> 00:00:45.900 The professional learns to recognize envy driven criticist and to take it 9 00:00:45.980 --> 00:00:49.380 for what it is. The supreme compliment, 10 00:00:50.440 --> 00:00:58.080 the critic hates most that which he would have done himself if he had the 11 00:00:58.100 --> 00:00:58.640 gods 12 00:01:00.060 --> 00:01:07.320 when we're learning a new skill or we're building an existing skill, 13 00:01:08.560 --> 00:01:15.680 we have to be open to criticism if we're trying to get better. If I think 14 00:01:15.760 --> 00:01:20.980 I'm singing great and rocky comes over and tells me you're going flat in a 15 00:01:21.040 --> 00:01:26.640 couple of spots- and you know your pacing is a little o or your breathing 16 00:01:26.680 --> 00:01:31.380 could be a little bit better here, then I'm going to listen to her criticism, 17 00:01:32.140 --> 00:01:38.720 because I know that she's not criticizing me personally. I also know 18 00:01:39.380 --> 00:01:47.180 that rocky nose what she's talking about so that gives her words a little 19 00:01:47.340 --> 00:01:52.820 bit more weight. But that's not the type of criticism that this quote is 20 00:01:52.960 --> 00:01:58.840 talking about. This quote is refered to that person or could be a couple of 21 00:01:58.960 --> 00:02:04.240 folks in our lives that have never achieved 22 00:02:05.420 --> 00:02:07.820 the thing that were about to try and 23 00:02:08.940 --> 00:02:12.260 we can't let these people get to us. My friend 24 00:02:13.500 --> 00:02:19.680 and another thing that we can't do is we can't get angry at them. Some one 25 00:02:19.960 --> 00:02:25.360 who can't see their own dreams are never going to be able to see and 26 00:02:25.680 --> 00:02:33.900 understand your dreams. Sometimes our actions, being bold and being brave, 27 00:02:34.500 --> 00:02:37.080 can inspire other people to do the same, 28 00:02:38.340 --> 00:02:45.520 but sometimes are being bold and brave and going for it can actually anger 29 00:02:45.960 --> 00:02:46.740 some people 30 00:02:47.920 --> 00:02:53.220 because they see or being bold and brave, and they remember when they had 31 00:02:53.300 --> 00:03:00.640 the chance to be bold and brave, but instead they chose scared in a prey and 32 00:03:00.780 --> 00:03:06.840 seeing you go for it reminds them about how they did it go watt. 33 00:03:07.880 --> 00:03:13.420 We have to build up our internal fortress to not let these outside 34 00:03:13.760 --> 00:03:19.820 criticisms getting in, because our inner critic is already strong enough. 35 00:03:20.540 --> 00:03:26.520 The inner critic doesn't need any help from anybody shoot now on the outside. 36 00:03:27.800 --> 00:03:34.980 My friend, don't let some one gave up on their dreams. Talk you at a given up 37 00:03:35.120 --> 00:03:35.820 on yours 38 00:03:36.820 --> 00:03:40.460 mean you. We just have one job to keep 39 00:03:41.580 --> 00:03:47.700 going. You keep it up. My friend, I'm right there with you carpet momentum, 40 00:03:48.580 --> 00:03:49.780 I'll talk to you to morrow. 41 00:03:52.820 --> 00:03:52.840 I