Criticism

When someone says something negative about you and you become defensive- many times that’s because deep down you know it’s true. You become defensive because it resonates with you at a deeper level and you don’t want to face it so you push away that realization. 
You defend yourself.
You try to justify your actions.

You try to explain your failures as reasonable.
Criticism only hurts when someone points out a flaw that you know is true but don’t want to fix. If you’re real with yourself you will recognize that flaw and do what’s necessary to fix it. 

If you truly know who you are, then when someone makes a criticism you can evaluate it without becoming defensive. You can realize whether that criticism is valid or if it has no merit. If it’s valid, adjust, and learn from it. If it’s not valid then you can easily brush it off.

Once you know who you are criticism becomes a good thing.

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s