Friday, April 20, 2012
1. Admit your mistakes. This is extremely effective. If you’re willing to take the blame, people will give you responsibility. Admitting mistakes is the first step, then …
2. Explain what you’ve learned. If you can show a critic that you’ve learned something, you prove that you’ve understood the criticism. That, itself, usually mollifies critics.
3. Enjoy the fun of failure. Reframe the issue entirely to embrace criticism. Fact is, aiming high opens you to criticism—but it’s a necessary part of success. Reframe failure and criticism as part of the fun.
I have a super-tough time accepting criticism - it just really makes me feel down on myself and sometimes I even cry. I am going to really have to work hard to get to #3.