The strength of opposition reveals the strength of character. When your leaders are angry with you, it’s because you’re not living up to the standard they have for you. Many angry leaders don’t realize: The angrier they are, the more they believe in the people they are angry with.
Often times, we don’t respect ourselves as much as our critics do. We don’t think we are as capable as they do. We throw the tomatoes back instead of being thankful for the complement.
Being “macho” is about pretending. Real “big boys” don’t cry because they don’t find a reason to.