“It goes on and on and on and on…”
People aren’t nice. It goes along with life not being fair. If life’s not fair, then why do people need to be nice? See? Here are 7 ways you can take criticism. Constructive and destructive. Naughty or nice.
1- Stay cool. Being a cool cat will train you to be just that, a cool cat. Keep that emotion steady.
2- Ask for specifics. Sometimes people do not realize they’re being unhelpful. Help them help you. Ask for specifics to their (and your) problem.
3- Stay positive. Criticisms are opportunities to improve your [insert something you do or make] or build your character. Remember, if it doesn’t kill you, it builds character.
4- Be thankful. Thanksgiving wasn’t that long ago! You’re used to this. A sincere thanks will go far in terms of respect.
5- Change something. You received criticism for a reason. Do something. Of course, you do not need to take action on every critique. Just the ones that actually help.
6- Listen to Journey. It’s important to never lose sight of your vision. Don’t stop believing.
7- Listen to Journey again. Repetition is key.