Take criticism with a grain of salt


Neither a person nor life is monotonous.  Life is full of peaks and valleys.  Peaks make you happy and give you confidence while valleys take your happiness, suck your confidence and leave you with a layer of sadness.

Criticism

Critics have a tendency to push us down into these valleys while loved ones and mentors will pull us up, like pulling a bucket of water from a well with a pulley.

When I was a kid, people in my society, teachers in my school and friends always criticised me. Though I was a cute looking kid like a teddy bear, unfortunately, I received hatred, bad mouthing and disrespect especially from elders and my teachers.

Was I doing something wrong or did they see something ambiguous in my character? I had no idea and at that point in my life I never thought about it but in my heart and soul I was crestfallen, demoralized and thrashed.I felt like a cactus in a garden of flowers.

I wasn’t aware of Criticism.

No one on this earth has remained untouched from it.  Today or tomorrow everyone is going to face this.  I entered too early into the world of criticism.

But today I realize that those days made me mentally tough, strong and gave me enough strength to face any level of criticism. I started taking it with a grain of salt. I was and am lucky to get a chance to face the critics.Today I take it with a smiling face.

“I know how to make decisions and stand up to the

criticism every day.“

Michael Bloomberg

We must always try to filter out the negative and search for positive points.  Even diamonds are found in coal mines. Similarly, if scrutinized these irrelevant and piercing criticisms will yield positive feedback and this feedback can make our lives unbelievable and inspirational.  It pumps positivity and rejuvenate us.

Believe me, it would be a great learning experience for us going forward.  Even at valleys we will know the path towards peaks.

My favorite, always wear a smile on your face and most importantly always respect these critics rather than disrespecting them.  These are vital parts of our lives as it indicates our upward growth in life and career.It gives us feedback but it totally depends if we perceive them in a positive or negative way.

If you take it in a positive way, two things will happen:

First, it will enhance our mistakes which we can rectify and develop ourselves.  And second, it will be our win.

If taken positively, it nourishes us.Take it constructively rather than destructively.

But if taken otherwise, trust me, we are on the way to destruction.

“Any fool can criticize, condemn, and complain but it takes character and self-control to be understanding and forgiving.”

Dale Carnegie

Finally, I will end by saying, welcome your critics with a smile and rejuvenate your life.

Keep Smiling.. 🙂

Thanks,

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