April 16, 2014

Not A Model Weekly Mantra - Hillary Clinton

I interrupt my New York recap blog posts to bring you this week's mantra.

It's from the indomitable Hillary Clinton, as she gives advice for young women.

Clinton spoke at Tina Brown's Women in the World Summit. After reading the highlights of her speech (found here), this part of the conversation felt as if she was speaking directly to me. It features some of the best advice on understanding criticism.


"Too many young women I think are harder on than themselves than circumstances warrant. They are too often selling themselves short. They too often take criticism personally instead of seriously. You should take criticism seriously because you might learn something, but you can’t let it crush you. You have to be resilient enough to keep moving forward, whatever the personal setbacks and even insults that come your way might be. That takes a sense of humor about yourself and others. Believe me, this is hard-won advice I’m putting forth. It’s not like you wake up and understand this. It’s a process."Hillary Clinton (via The Cut)