You are more than this criticism

Criticism from others cannot be avoided. The first positive side is that there are honest people around. But then comes about the content of criticism and effect of criticism on us. If we are hit by criticism, it is an indication that we base principally our self-esteem on the opinion of others. And that we do things without conviction. When you face criticism, concentrate on the specific subject of criticism and not on you. Don’t take the criticism out of the context. Don’t let the criticism threaten your self-esteem. Take a moment to look to your opinion of yourselves and all the good in you. You are more than this criticism. What you are depends on how you deal with the criticism. Take the good in the criticism and make it an instrument for your betterment. Deal with it as a menu card offered to you in a restaurant!

Don Giorgio