How to Bulletproof Yourself Against Criticism, I wonder do you have a way of dealing with it? Criticism hurts especially when it comes from the people whose opinions we value or if it is destructive. We all get criticised and I have noticed in my life that as I soar critics are always there to try and steal my joy.
I choose not to let them hence this got me thinking about how to be prepared for criticism and how to counteract it. Refer to my technique below:
As you step up criticism will also step up
This is actually true so being prepared allows me personal not to allow it to get into my heart and cause pain or discouragement. I am also thinking about the job appraisals, their purpose is to be constructive. However when work politics and malice enters they become destructive. So if you are in a job make sure you prepare yourself for the appraisal by completing the appraisal form before the meeting. That way you will be able to validate your achievements.
Learn to sift between constructive and negative or destructive criticism
Recently in my freelance writing journey, I wrote an article for another online site which was such a hit for me. It was shared 1100 times and had 73 comments. This was a major achievement on my part. I was so excited however when I read the comments some were really good but some were very discouraging and hurtful. I wondered how the same article read by different people could evoke such different responses.
Well I think the answer is people will always have an opinion whether positive or negative. So I chose to focus on the positive feedback instead of the negative. I chose not to let these negative people get into me and make me start doubting my writing capabilities. My focus is to write content for those who need it who will find the information helpful to them.
Do not let the critics steal your dream
If you listen to critics they will stop you from doing what you love and stop you from achieving your dream.
Remember critics do not know your dream
Yes they do not know your dream and suppose they did, they will not believe in it that’s why they are criticizing everything you do.
How do you deal with criticism?
Thank you for reading,
Love & Blessings,