Carpenters That Fear Criticism

by Frank
(Sacramento,CA)

Let us examine some of the symptoms of the fear of criticism. The majority of people permit relatives, friends, and the public at large to so influence them that they cannot live their own lives or show their talents because they fear criticism.

Many carpenters have built beautiful things and they will not show people what they have made because they are afraid if someone is going to say something about that project that they care about. For example when I was a carpenter apprentice a few years ago one day on the job my partner asked me to frame a wall all by myself I was very excited about the job because I know that I can do it. Once the wall was framed out I was scared to tell him that I had completed the carpentry job.

I knew that I did everything that I was supposed to do but the thought of him judging and criticizing my work of art was uncomfortable. After telling him how I felt he told me that that is a form of fear that all carpenters have. He told me something that I will never forget he said that “fear destroys ambition, self-reliance, and the desire to achieve.”

So in conclusion I present my carpentry projects with confidence and with excitement I am not scared for people to criticize my work because I know once I have done my best I have done all that was required of me. I have a saying that I say at the end of every job that I do and it is “ I did my best now God you handle the rest” what that means is once I am done with the carpentry project I put it in Gods hands. I do not worry about anything after I say that because the man upstairs takes care of me.

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