We all know this situation: somebody makes a comment which criticizes us directly or indirectly. What do we typically do? We get upset, jump in to defend ourselves, and possibly start an argument. Don’t be a fool, don’t take everything so personally! People are driven by their own interest and their view of the world when they talk about you, in particular those who are not closely related to you. Why should you give them the power to provoke your reaction? Believe in yourself and stay true to yourself!
You’re under pressure because you definitely started this important project too late. How