The Critic

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Do you want to be known as the businessman/moviemaker/sportsman, or the critic of the businessman/moviemaker/sportsman?

Because the critic, at one point, wanted to be the businessman/moviemaker/sportsman, but they gave up too soon or retired.

They were likely struggling as a businessman/moviemaker/sportsman, and then they got a small taste of the critic life: how much easier it is to get traction when you comment and ridicule the creative work of the businessman/moviemaker/sportsman.

Be like Phil Knight. Build Nike, and then maybe at the end of it all, you critique yourself with a book to sum it all up – Shoe Dog: A Memoir by the Creator of Nike.

A businessman, first and foremost. Never a critic.