It seems all to common that we reject our own best efforts as not good enough. Few of us are satisfied with anything less than perfection in ourselves or others. Criticism is second nature to us, and it does an injustice to both giver and receiver.
The self-image of all humanity could stand a lift. Negativity has gained a strong foothold in our minds, and it digs its talons deeper with every barb given or received,. Fortunately, we have the individual and collective power to change our thoughts and the direction we are heading, as individuals and in concert with others. Being positive towards ourselves and other wields great power. Positive strokes encourage greater efforts which guarantee positive results.
I can be self-critical or self-congratulating today. My choice will determine the day’s success. Author Unknown.