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Constructive Criticism

May 4, 2015

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As hard as listening to constructive criticism may be, it is an opportunity to see yourself or your work from an outside perspective.  This perspective can be invaluable to you if you are interested in your own personal growth. You don’t have to like constructive criticism in order for it to work in your favor either.  As long as you are willing to hear it and use it to assess the situation and take stock of your strengths and challenges, constructive criticism can be a springboard for your success!  Here are a few things to remember when the opportunity to receive constructive criticism arises:

  • Stay open and listen even though it may feel uncomfortable
  • Accept the constructive criticism (doesn’t mean you have to agree with it necessarily)
  • Acknowledge the truth if applicable
  • Own your deficiencies and develop a plan to be aware of them when they crop up
  • Develop new strategies to overcome the deficiencies
  • Ask for help from people you respect to develop strategies for change if necessary

You can use constructive criticism to your advantage anytime you are willing to let go of your ego and stay open to feedback. Though hearing constructive criticism may sting, it is a great opportunity for change and personal development.

“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary.  It fulfils the same function as pain in the human body.  It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.” – Winston Churchill

Copyright 2015  Robin O’Grady

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. May 4, 2015 2:43 pm

    WOW this is just what I needed to hear today. Thank you. Everything you have stated is true and was delivered with absolute eloquence. I love you!

  2. May 11, 2015 6:10 am

    Good job Robin as always.

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