A designer's biggest challenge: Learning to develop thick skin!!

A couple of days ago my husband sent me an article he thought I should read. As I was busy at the time I kept it in my inbox waiting until I had free time. Then last week happened. I don't normally like to complain about my job, for me it's a dream to be doing what I love for a living, however a customer really got under my skin. After serving 250+ happily satisfied customers, odds are there is bound to be a rotten apple. Needless to say, this person brought out the version of me I rarely let people see, the not-so-nice version of me. I always try to approach a situation with a smile and a positive attitude, but I was all out of smiles and polite pleasantries for this customer.  Anyways the situation happened, and with some rationalization and support from my husband I was able to get passed it. Then today after work, I decided to read the article that my husband had sent me a while back. Boy am I glad I did. It was refreshing and inspiring and hit extremely close to home. I recommend every designer read this (it's actually pretty good even if you're not a designer). Reading it brought a smile back to my face and put a little spring back in my step. So I thought I'd share:
http://www.webdesignerdepot.com/2012/06/get-a-thick-skin-living-with-criticism/ Enjoy!!!