Tell Your Critics to Take a Hike

by Victor Cheng

One of the things I hate most in life is when someone says I can’t do something. It drives me nuts.

In a moment, I’ll share with you an amazing video on youtube that is taking the Internet by storm.  As of yesterday morning, it was seen by 5 million people. As of yesterday evening, it was seen by 9 million people.

You have to see this video. It’s one of the most inspiring things I’ve seen or heard.

Take a look…


{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

Alexandra Carmichael April 21, 2009 at 9:00 AM

Yes, Victor, that’s such an inspiring video!

On the other hand, I agree with Randy Pausch’s Last Lecture (one of my favorite online lectures of all time) when he said to appreciate your critics, because they care about you – if they didn’t, you’d have no feedback at all, which is a worse place to be.

My 2 cents. 🙂 Good luck with the keynote!

Victor Cheng April 21, 2009 at 5:45 PM

I loved the Last Lecture on so many levels. Though while I can definitely see why one should appreciate one’s critics, it’s my take that not all critics criticize out of care.

Some do so to make themselves feel better… the I push you down, so I push myself up kind of people I try to avoid.

That being said, those that give constructive feedback in a good natured way are great and very helpful.

Michael Lin January 8, 2011 at 2:50 PM

Hi Victor,
The video sounds really interesting but was taken off of youtube. Do you have the title of it by any chance so I can search for it elsewhere? Thanks!

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