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I have been smiling ever since

Today, a professor in journalism tweeted this about my blog:

What a powerful blog!

It made my day, literally. I have been smiling ever since.

I realized a few years ago, that I should focus on every small compliment, and don’t value negative comments much. This way, I’m always happy. I’m always looking for new opportunities, and I love talking to people. People are amazing.

I get negative comments, but since I don’t value them as much as I value compliments, things have a way to turn out better than they used to.

I used to do the opposite.

I used to get a negative comment, and it would ruin my day, no matter if I got 10 fantastic compliments the same day. That one negative comment would turn everything I had worked for that week into a mess.

I wouldn’t be able to think straight. I was making excuses. And, I was asking myself why it happened, and I was trying to figure out what I could have done differently, all the time.

But, as soon as I realized that my reaction was entirely wrong, things started to turn out a lot better for me. I started to look for every positive detail in life, and life started to get a lot better.


13 responses to “I have been smiling ever since”

  1. Carolyn says:

    That professor is correct. You have the power to convey your message simply with an enormous impact, Jens. I’m glad that you learned of the compliment and are enjoying the words of praise.

  2. Tim Bonner says:

    Hi Jens

    I can’t imagine why anyone would say anything negative about your blog.

    You have taught me so much about telling a story, keeping a reader’s focus and the most compelling ways to market things.

    All I want to say is thank you, Jens!

  3. Jeevan Jacob John says:

    I do agree with that Professor πŸ˜€

    These days, I don’t care about what others think of me, or my blog (Well, I don’t have a blog now, but you get the point). I basically don’t care about my reputation (I mean, frankly what should we care about? What other people think of us or who we really are and what we do?)

    I do realize it goes against certain other ideals – for instance, I do have to care about what my customers think and of course, I also have to care about what other people (I mean, people who I care about – my friends and my loved ones) people think me – at least not an extent, since everyone and anyone can be wrong πŸ˜€ (I like to think that it all depends upon the situation and the people we are dealing with).

    Anyways, thank you for sharing your positive experience, Jens πŸ˜€

    • Hey Jeevan,

      Thank you so much. I understand what you’re saying. I used to think a lot about what other people thought of my work or how I looked or whatever I did. I still do to some extent, but now I’m more focusing on being surrounded with like-minded people, people who are positive and want to accomplish the same things as me.

      – Jens

  4. metz says:

    “I realized a few years ago, that I should focus on every small compliment, and don’t value negative comments much.”

    Well, positive attitudes will surely result a good upshot in no time. The post is very short Jens but I must say that it is valuable and inspiring in some reasons.

    I guess, all I can say is that congrats because you are here. You’ve passed those obstacles and that should be one the reasons why you will smile.

    I found this post shared on, the Internet marketing social site, and I “kingged” it and left this comment.

  5. Emmanuel says:

    There s obviously no doubt that your blog is a powerful blog.

    I was once like you, concentrating more on negative comments was the order of the day for me.
    But things have taken a paradigm shift now and just like you now, I am now concentrating on the positive more than the negatives.

    Thanks buddy!

  6. Howard Steele says:

    What a powerful blog (c)! πŸ™‚ Keep smiling!

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