I get uneasy when someone picks up my work or reads my work and tells me he or she doesn’t like it.
It feels so discouraging, and I get worked up immediately.
As a writer, criticism is one of the things that can’t be avoided; how you can avoid it is when you don’t write anything at all.
You might not be a writer, you might be a teacher, a fashion designer, a musician, a photographer, etc; one way or another, people evaluate your works and may criticize them.
Criticisms, if allowed, can be a huge discourager.
Recently, I had a feeling someone passed a comment on my creative work, and it was one of those comments that didn’t quite hit the right notes. I felt immediately worked up and I started doubting myself.
“Can I actually do this thing?”
“Maybe I shouldn’t be doing this”
“Maybe this isn’t the right work for me”, these were some of the thoughts and questions that kept crossing my mind.
Soon after I got over that, I realized that we can’t really control what other people say, but we can control how we react to them, and our own efforts that will prevent them from saying such the next time.
And so, if your work is being criticized, here are some tips for you:
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