In life, we can either let our experiences make us bitter, or we can channel that feeling towards being a good example in order to improve things.


Thursday, August 04, 2005

Looking Within

Through out my life, I have gotten my share of criticism from different people. And every time, it's always a blow to my ego. I used to always defend myself and say, 'Yea but I did this and that.' They didn't care. They just wanted me to listen to them and learn. By the way, I'm talking about people giving my constructive criticism.

And so I decided, that's what I should do. Listen to them and learn. If they are telling me something that can help me improve myself, I should swallow my ego and take in their message.
And so now what I do is, instead of yea but... I say, your right, I should try to...

But if the criticism is pointless, then I feel that I should defend myself or just ignore the person.

I think we can all learn from this. If someone is criticizing us, we should first hear what they are saying and analyze whether they have a good point or no. If they do, we should take it in. If they don't, we should either defend ourself if we need to, or just ignore them.


survivor said...

Accepting criticism is always tough. I think it's basic instinct to wanna defend ourselves, & it's just hard to hear our flaws. So yeah, learning to accept criticism is something I'm working on as well.

Thanks for visiting my blog, btw.

Lvnsm27 said...

you're welcome