If it feels like powerful people are being too critical of you right now, try not to overreact. It’s not easy or wise to ignore the comments of influential folks, but right now it’s not constructive to dwell on what they find wrong with you either. Stay as far away from these people as you can today. They could very well be looking for a scapegoat, and you should give them no indication whatsoever that you’re up for the role. Don’t take someone else’s blame.