It is easy to get angry with those who
But it is better to listen and to consider
what they have to say.
If the criticism is completely misdirected
and unfounded, then you can simply let it go.
Yet often it can be valuable and productive
to objectively consider what your
critics are thinking.
The worst response to criticism is to
become angry, insulted and defensive.
For by doing so, you actually give more
power and credibility to that criticism.
Instead, listen carefully and appreciatively
to what your critics have to say.
Even if the criticism is decidedly negative,
somewhere there are positive insights
that you can gain from it.
Don't let your ego prevent you from
learning something valuable.
Being receptive to criticism strengthens
your confidence and
can improve your competence.
Choose to know and understand what others
think of you.
Instead of getting angry and defensive over
the words of others,
choose to listen, consider and grow stronger