Criticism often gets taken to heart and feels uncomfortable. We believe it highlights failure rather than seeing it as a chance for growth and learning.
When we stop getting defensive and taking it personally, constructive critique can actually benefit us.
The right criticism shared with positive intention can be helpful. It allows for new approaches to existing behavior. Notice and identify if what you are receiving is beneficial before becoming reactive. Someone may actually be helping not hurting you.
Some criticism does not serve or help us. This type should be disregarded and left behind. Learning to differentiate and not carry what is unhelpful is liberating. It allows us to focus on the well-meaning and constructive assessments that may help us improve further in different areas of our lives.
Today pay close attention to any criticism or feedback you may receive. Identify its intent without taking it personally. Then decide what you will do with the observation to helps not hinder your development.