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Success The Psychology of Achievement by Deborah Olson

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However passionate you are about your vision, you’re likely to meet people who simply won’t see things your way. Before you get frustrated, stop and reflect: another perspective might reveal a great opportunity.

It’s undoubtedly true that we thrive on support and encouragement: too much criticism discourages the best of us. That said, there’s a difference between criticism and disagreement. The former can be hurtful, but the latter, in the right context, can help us to excel.

Finding the truth

Some of the best work in human history has come from active and ongoing disagreement. The key is an atmosphere in which nobody takes disagreement personally: ...

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