Welcoming Criticism

Since being pregnant and on the road to full-force motherhood, I have come across criticism from various people. Some mean well, some are actually defiant, and some are just clueless they are criticizing!

These experiences were becoming a real challenge (which isn’t a bad thing), but I gained renewed hope today as I read this in a post by Mark and Angel (who I often refer to in my posts).

They say successful people ‘welcome honest feedback and criticism’. Hmm.

Here is an excerpt from a recent blog post of theirs which talks about this:

““To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” That’s what Aristotle said. And obviously, he was being facetious.

If you are being criticized for doing, saying or thinking something that’s out of the ordinary. Good. That means you’ve taken a stand for something sometime in your life recently. And that’s a huge part of being successful.

Follow in the footsteps of enormously successful people by learning to effectively process the criticism you receive. Hateful and negative criticism should be received, assessed, and then let go, while constructive criticism should be evaluated and acted upon. Solicit feedback from people whose opinions you value – people who have been where you want to go. And remember to be gracious when receiving feedback; when you are, all the people around you will be more likely to give you their support and honest insight in the future.”

I love it!

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