Criticism How To Deal With It And How To Learn From It
In both our professional and personal day to day lives it is inevitable that our words or actions will draw criticism on occasion. Whilst this criticism may feel personal or unjust it’s important to ensure criticism doesn’t get you down or affect your approach. After all, constructive criticism can be turned into a positive.
We’ve all been there, you’ve slaved away over a project for a long period of time, complete the task at hand and pass your work back to a customer, colleague or client, then comes the criticism. This feedback can be a bitter pill to swallow. Naturally, we are going to be proud of the work we produce and seeing it criticised in front of you is never pleasant.
However, in these circumstances, it’s important to know how to properly handle this criticism and be able to turn this feedback into constructive actionable steps to allow you to improve in the future. In this article, we’ll take a look at three ways that you can handle criticism and allow yourself a different perspective if you find yourself in a similar situation in the future.
1). Don’t take criticism personally
When being on the receiving end of criticism it’s essential not to take it personally. Having your work looked over in a negative way is almost always going to hurt, especially so when you’ve invested a vast amount of time and effort into a project, but it’s important to listen and see it as a way of receiving constructive feedback. This feedback may well help you to work towards better results in the future.
2). Understand the other person’s point of view
Everybody looks at a situation from a different perspective. When receiving criticism it’s important to consider the other person’s point of view as they may well be looking at a completely different angle to you. This could be vital if you are presenting a project to an external party as the criticism may be angled from a clients point of view. In this case, considering different viewpoints are essential.
3). Consider what you can learn from it
Almost always there is something to be learnt from criticism. All the time that the criticism is constructive you are having multiple opportunities presented to you where you can learn. Seeking feedback from someone more experienced than you can be invaluable and as you learn and grow as an individual this feedback can help you to improve.
Taking onboard the above points will serve you with valuable opportunities to grow and improve as a person and reduce the likelihood of making a similar mistake again.
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With growth comes new opportunities and we are on the lookout for talented individuals to join our team in a variety of roles across the business. Whether that is in vehicle preparation, photography or sales, we have a vast variety of roles across a number of locations and if you have a will to learn, a hunger for success and you would like to join a fast paced automotive retailing business, then we would very much like to hear from you.
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