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How to Accept Criticism as a Strategy to Succeed at Work

  • Date Submitted: 10/06/2011 02:06 AM
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Are you interested in becoming successful at everything you do? Is accepting criticism not something you are good at? There will be times when other people will criticize you for your own good.

There will also be times when others criticize your actions or performance to be obnoxious or discourage you. The bottom line is that you are required to absorb what others say to you and about you to prosper in your line of work and personal life. You will learn how to accept criticism as a strategy to succeed at the tasks you engage in.

You can use it as a way to rebel when someone implies that you are hopeless or says that you will never succeed in your industry. Tell yourself, "I am not a hopeless loser and I can accomplish anything I set my mind to. I will prove Mr. Smarty Pants wrong by showing him how good I am. Take that!" When you are through convincing yourself you will prove your detractors wrong, get busy doing what it takes to improve on what you are taking up and succeed.

You have to learn how to recognize the kind that is helpful. Constructive criticism is the type of criticism in which someone provides feedback on how you do something to help you improve. When somebody does this for you, thank him or her for the advice and follow the instruction you have been presented.

Even when somebody criticizes your performance in a manner you do not care for, you must not attempt to retaliate. If you bawl or curse the other person out, you can lose your job and if you strike him or her, you can be prosecuted for assault. In addition to making sure you never stoop to someone else's level, you must remember that you need to utilize criticism directed toward you to become better at the endeavors you pursue.

You should think of receiving it as being the best thing for you. Other people can present us guidance based on the experience they have gained and catch the flaws in our performance we cannot personally recognize.

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