Seth Godin says:

If you invent or launch or market (and you're human) it's likely that you have the voice of the critic in the back of your head. It's natural to fear what they'll say, and if you're not careful, you'll end up redesigning your product to please them before you even launch it. (see full article here)

His point is that, we do need to listen to some critics, but others don't matter. So my question for you is this...

Which critic(s) should a Youth Minister listen to?

We have lots! Students, Parents, youth leaders, Elders, Senior Staff, Church governance boards, Youth Minister down the road, Holy Spirit... to name a few.

But who matters? Who is worth listening to? And how do you decided to stick to your strategy despite the critic of one or many of these critics?