A Sensitive HistoryThere was a time in my life when I was very emotionally sensitive. Everything hurt my feelings. No one could say anything to
There was a time in my life when I was very emotionally sensitive.
What I know now is that I was overwhelmed with so many unresolved feelings and emotions that I couldn’t properly process anything new.
The fact of the matter is, no matter what you do in life, you will be criticized. Whether you’re a writer, an artist, a designer, a chef, an executive, it doesn’t matter.
Now if you are not the best at receiving criticism or if you are the type of person who is easily offended by criticism, this could really hurt your career and relationships.
More than that though it could disrupt your ability to develop as a person. Sometimes, when we are upset by something, we, as humans, might react strongly. In fact, it could be said that sometimes overreact.
In recent years, with social media, we are seeing this play out in public more often.
Ultimately, there is no way to escape criticism. So it comes to criticism, it would serve us if we can reach a point in our lives where we have controls in place.
There are three very simple steps that you can practice in your life and then put into action when it comes to criticism.
Number one, love what you do.
Number two, believe in what you do.
Number three, find the positive in everything.
There are not many people who hear the word ‘criticism’ or ‘critic’ and think, “Oh how great! I am being critiqued today.”
Let’s face it, you are going to be criticized by people in all facets of your life.