How to deal with criticism

May 16, 2022

Do you feel like you need validation from others? Like you’re constantly looking for approval. Maybe you start to doubt what you’re doing and question your ability. The need to please can be deep rooted in us, and it can be hard to break away from.

Criticism is the price for ambition.

Why do you crave this external approval?

Most of the time when we feel like this, it’s because we’re lacking something. Maybe confidence, maybe self-respect, maybe a clear direction. You need to learn to feel confident and trust yourself without relying on other people’s opinions of you.

What happens when your quest for validation leads to harsh criticism?

Sometimes you go looking for reassurance, only to be completely torn down and end up feeling even worse. The last thing you want is to feel defeated and like you want to quit, when you were already doubting yourself to begin with.

So how can you deal with criticism and stop it negatively affecting your work and motivation?

Deal with criticism