One of my many flaws is that I tend to take criticism to heart. You see, I know that criticism can be constructive and I envy people who are able to take someone's supportive suggestions for improvement and actually build on them to become a better person.
Me? Well, I tend to take any notion of negative implementations as a major hit against my character. I think this comes from my strong willed desire to please everyone. But unfortunately, simply pleasing people isn't good enough. I feel the need to blow people away. Toly tells me I'm such a passionate person but sometimes my passion goes to far.
Why am I telling you all this? Well, probably just for my own benefit. Not that I had anyone full out criticize something I've done lately, but I think I've just been under a lot of pressure and stress and I'm starting to take it to heart. I need to learn to trust that who I am and what I do is good enough. I know I put everything I am into just about anything I do and that is all that I can offer. I'm definitely going to continue to work on being so hard on myself.
I'm worth it!
Thanks for listening, now let's move on.
I had to be out the door for an early event so I made a quick but delicious breakfast.
1 Natures Path Waffle with Mighty Maple, 1/2 Mashed Banana, Flax, Walnuts, Agave
1/2 leftover Chobani with some granola
This was eaten fast but very much enjoyed.
I was working all morning and had to go back in to the office in the afternoon, but in-between, I paused for a fantastic lunch.
Arugula, Broccoli, Zucchini, Tomatoes, Beans, Carrots, Tofu, White Bean Hummus, Balsamic
This could just be my imagination, but I swear this is some of the best cantaloupe I've had all season. I didn't even think it was in season anymore!
After work, I was going to go for a run, but the sudden thunderstorm as I was getting ready to leave didn't agree with those plans.
Luckily, I had my gym bag with me so I popped into the gym for a 3.25 mile run on the treadmill followed by lots of ab work.
When I got home, it was getting late so I went straight to dinner mode.
BFD mode actually!
1 slice TJ's Rustica Bread, Dijon, Pesto, Goat Cheese, Asparagus, Scrambled Egg, Jam
This is my favorite egg toast variation. I'll say this again, if you have yet to try jam on your eggs, do it because you'll be amazed!
I roasted some brussels sprouts to complete this meal.
Toly's BFD was his usual, Egg, Bacon and Cheese with homefries. Just the way he likes it.
Well I'm out. Our realtor and builder will be here soon to sign some contracts.
Question: How do you deal with criticism? Constructive or not.