WHAT your relative thinks is important, By taking the time to listen to and address your relative's criticisms, you are not only being open to new ideas but also showing him that you respect his beliefs. Taking the time to listen and respond may be enough to stop future criticisms. If it's not, you have every right (and the confidence)to ask him to stop.While the focus of this course is on improving self-image through positive thinking, having a more positive attitude can make you open to a world of physical changes. You need to address self to know the cause. An honest and responsible approach can save your reputation and lead to well-earned esteem.