Perfectionism is the fear of being criticized
– Caroline Myss
Perfectionism is not as much the desire for excellence as it is the fear of failure couched in procrastination. It is not a standard, rather it is an obstacle. As many as want to engage in perfectionism always run away from criticism.
There is only one way to avoid criticism, do nothing, say nothing and be nothing. Criticism is a privilege that you earn, it shouldn’t be your opening move in an interaction. The fact is if you are not criticized you may not be doing much that makes a difference. You should understand that being criticized does not mean you have done something wrong. It indicates that you have tried to do something.
We should all learn to accept both compliments and criticism because it takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow; and we should not be distracted by criticism as the only taste of success some people have is when they take a bite of someone.
The way you handle criticism represents your maturity while the way you handle a compliment represents you as a person. Don’t let compliments get into your head; and certainly don’t let criticism get to your heart. If someone criticizes you, give them a compliment because you will never be criticized by someone who is doing more than you. You will only be criticized by someone doing less. You are advised to be an encourager as the world has plenty of critics already.
Take criticism seriously but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you..
– Hilary Clinton

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