Don’t Allow Criticism to Destroy
Don’t allow criticism to destroy you. Learn how to gracefully accept criticism. Let’s face it not of us like to be criticized, however, criticism is part of life. You have no control over people saying unkind things about you. You can try to hide from it or deny it but that brings no value. The best way to handle it is to be prepared with a way to handle it when it comes.
This is a process that will allow you to effectively handle criticism.
You must learn from it, and move on:
Wait – take a moment to pause.
Typically, our first reaction is in defense and not the best. Take a moment, breathe in and let it out slowly and pause. You can save yourself a lot of embarrassment by walking away and taking the time to think it over.
Take the High Road
Opportunity to be the bigger person. Keep in mind criticism is not to you personally but to your actions. Try to detach your emotions from the situation and analyze it from the other person’s perspective and realize we all have room for growth.
Find the Truth
The criticism may not all be true but many times it contains some truth. Look to identify the truth and what can you learn from it. Can it help you related or respond better? Sometimes the truth is in a misunderstanding of your intentions.
Thank the Critic
This is not the easiest thing to do but the most rewarding. First, you will probably catch them off guard. Maybe they were just having a bad day or maybe you were just having one. Usually, this response softens the blow as they will try to explain a little deeper what caused them to say what they did.
Don’t let it destroy you
Let it make you a better person and not destroy you. After all, this is ONE person’s opinion not the world’s. Try to find the nugget in it and maybe they are right, and you do need to fix something.
Use this as the perfect opportunity to be BETTER not BITTER. Change what needs to be changed and Let it Go!
Hurting people hurt others and so goes the people that criticize the most and criticizing the things they don’t like in themselves.
Now with these tips are prepared to handle whatever criticism comes your way. Sit back and enjoy the results!
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