Do you hate it when somebody criticizes you? Sometimes, however, criticism can be good for us. How is it possible? Does it seem incredulous? Why don’t you read on?
Our mentors, peers, and bosses- all criticize our work. If it weren’t for them, we would never stretch to think and grow. So, we should not allow their criticism to hurt us.
At this point, I remember when I was about nine years old, I was a learning nerd at school and was excelling academically. But when a drama participation became mandatory, I freaked.
There was going to be a cultural program at school, and everyone had to participate. A man was helping to supervise our acting roles in the drama. I remember I had a small role as a baker at the beginning and end of the drama. I didn’t feel happy about it because the supervisor criticized me badly about all my moves every single day we practiced the drama.
It was painful for me, and when the grand day came and the time to act in the drama approached, I gave it my best shot and made a hit being a baker in a baker’s costume with brown bread in my hand. Everyone loved my parts and was full of appreciation and praised me highly.
Today I look upon the drama supervisor with gratitude. His constant criticism helped me to perform super well. I owe him a lot of credit.
So, let us not be heartbroken at peoples’ criticism; sometimes they do mean well. Can we blame our supervisors and bosses at work? Sometimes they are so judging and badly comment on our performances. But this can be advantageous.
To satisfy them and present fruitful and meaningful work, we outperform and, in the process, we make a name for ourselves. That is the way of life.
So, to attain success, accept criticism warm-heartedly and with goodwill. You have a lot more to give and contribute, which becomes obvious to your company/organization.
So, the more criticism you hear from the people in your life, the better. You get to live a better life because you have improved yourself and have become more skilled.
Apart from this, the worst critic in your life is your mind. Your mind is constantly giving you critical thoughts about everything, and you may feel paralyzed. Your mind’s criticism may not be the best choice after all. Try to be calm and soothe yourself and be comfortable in your skin.
Listen to melodious songs or watch a comedy and divert your attention. You may not listen to your mind’s constant negative chatter.
How other people criticize your work and life roles is much more meaningful. So, be gentle to yourself, give a good ear to others, and sort out things for yourself.
You do not have to pay attention to everyone’s criticism though – only those that speak to you and resonate with you.
After all, you can hardly ignore the constructive criticism of the people around you who mean well, and without that, you miss out on life. So, stay connected, pay heed to these people, and become a mighty success at whatever you love to do and enjoy doing for your life and living.