I felt completely compelled to talk about this topic! Mainly because I have always hated criticism so much that I was never willing to listen to anybody, and of course, that held me back for a long time oh and cost me a lot of money!
Eventually, I have learnt not only how to effectively take criticism but I have learnt to love it, of course only if it is constructive. So it is important to first understand the difference between constructive and destructive criticism.
Constructive criticism comes from a place of good intention, offered up as a way to improve your current situation, although it can still feel insulting. Whereas destructive criticism expresses fault and even disappointment or judgement, this kind of criticism isn't helpful and will always create a negative environment.
We must understand that feedback is important, as long as delivered respectfully, as it is the way that we can learn and grow.
Here are some tips for dealing with...
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