The truth behind criticism

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“Criticism is something you can easily avoid by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.”
~Aristotle

But, none of us say nothing, none of us do nothing, and none of us are nothing. So criticism is bound to happen from time to time. It’s never nice. It’s never easy to hear. It’s never fun to deal with.

You know what though? We all need criticism because it helps us to grow.

And if you never receive criticism then know that you haven’t truly put yourself out there yet because, believe me, when you do someone always has something to say.

Sometimes criticism is constructive and sometimes it’s just downright mean but there is always something that we can learn from being criticised. Even if it’s that the person doing the criticising has their own issues, insecurities, jealousy, whatever. We all do.

If you’re someone who always has something to say, think before you talk because sometimes what you do say can be extremely hurtful, even if it wasn’t meant to be.

There are three kinds of criticism; deconstructive criticism, constructive criticism, and self criticism. It’s important to learn to accept all three because all three types will always be there. It’s also important to learn to deal with all three in your own way and to learn to take the deeper message from the criticism and forget the hurtful words.

So whenever you are criticized, deconstruct that criticism for yourself and take what’s useful to help you become better at what you do.

Remember the the right kind of criticism can always be used to your advantage.

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