Without a doubt words are powerful, they have a strong influence on us. When people constantly utter negative thoughts about us we become demotivated, which ultimately leads to killing our spirits. While dealing with the criticism can be tough here are some thoughts about criticism that will help you to deal with it like a boss.
1. WHEN YOU JUST LIKE TO BE LIKED
Norman Vincent Peale (the late author of The Power of Positive Thinking) said, “The trouble with most of us is that we’d rather be ruined by praise than saved by criticism.”
2. CRITICISM IS INESCAPABLE PART OF LIFE
“Criticism is something we can avoid easily by saying nothing, doing nothing, and being nothing.” – Aristotle
3. CRITICISM CAN BE BOTH CONSTRUCTIVE AND DESTRUCTIVE
“Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish a man’s growth without destroying his roots.” – Frank A. Clark
4. SOMETIMES YOU NEED MORE POSITIVE PEOPLE AROUND YOU
“Who do you spend time with? Criticizers or encouragers? Surround yourself with those who believe in you. Your life is too important for anything less.” – Steve Goodier
5. WHEN PEOPLE CRITICIZE UNNECESSARILY
“One mustn't criticize other people on grounds where he can't stand perpendicular himself” – Mark Twain
Dealing with Criticism at work:
Aristotle says it best: “There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing.”
It is important to not get offended by criticism. Do not overreact. Hear out the other person with patience. It is suggestive to not jump to conclusions without completely hearing out the person. Criticism can be constructive as well. Always give some feedback on the criticism given to you. Don’t take criticism personally.
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