Criticism Hurts But The Growth Is Rewarding
I have a love & hate relationship with criticism.
There are certain circumstances where I can handle it. Although when it comes to my character, growth, goals, & education I do not like being corrected so much that my "efforts" go little to un noticed.
I really get tense when it is my family, the people closest to me criticizing me the most. I mean obviously they will since they know me longer and are aware of my full potential. Nevertheless, I believe that is what makes it more hurtful, the mere fact that they are blood related, and they have so much faith in me drives them to prefect my every move and decision. Maybe I am being sensitive, you tell me. For me I can not stand when the criticism overrides the praise...
Although it may sting and you may even shed some tears here or there; it is through criticism that resilience is found.
So how do you become more welcoming to criticism? YOU PURSUE. Work Hard to achieve your goals and dreams. That is where criticism comes in and growth begins.
How do you deal with criticism? REFLECT. Don't be to fast in trying to defend yourself or jump to conclusions. Decide on whether you are receiving constructive criticism or just plain discouragement. Then, reflect on yourself.
I have a love & hate relationship with criticism how about you? Any advice you have about the topic? Definitely comment below and let's chat about it.
My Depression Story got featured on the SheUnplugged.com blog! Definitely give it a read :)