Constructive Criticism

Who are you?
And why do you do the things that you do?

Ever been asked those questions before? It’s like in that instance you are utterly speechless because you feel as though you have all of the answers but yet again.. you are uncertain. What are all the itty bitty pieces that when put together form you? At the end of the day, some of us think that we know exactly who we are. We feel as though we know ever little detail, but when someone points out something about us, we say that can’t be true….because after all “You are the only person who knows yourself fully!!”… or so you think…..

It’s amazing how much you can learn from someone else. I mean, looking at yourself you think you are the best you that you can be, but in another person’s aren’t that great….I know this sounds harsh but it is true. Sometimes you need to take into consideration what others say about you. For example, your tone of voice which you think is acceptable may be deemed as cold and harsh by others. The way in which you present yourself to others may make you seem stuck up even though you are so down to earth. All criticism isn’t bad…….

It took me a while to realize this, but now I fully  understand. I mean, I have flaws like everyone else. If someone says the way in which I speak comes off as mean, I will ask them why and then try to correct it. After all, when countless people are saying the same thing….then the accusations must be true!!!

We need to learn how to take constructive criticism. It isn’t a bad thing and can also help with self improvement. By definition, constructive criticism is as follows:

Constructive criticism is the process of offering valid and well-reasoned opinions about the work of others, usually involving both positive and negative comments, in a friendly manner rather than an oppositional one.
It isn’t that bad……….So the next time someone says something to you about YOU, don’t be quick to snap back. This can actually help you. After all, You never know how you are perceived by the world unless you let  the world tell you. 
Have a great day!!! 🙂