How To Handle Online Criticism with Grace:
You may feel yourself going through the stages of grief over the loss of your pride….
No, they must have been talking about someone else, not me. I’m pure awesome! Right?
|And NOTHING is cooler than James Bond!!|
I can do better! Oh please, I know I can. I could have been doing better all along…
|WHAT?!?! I said PLEASE!!!|
No one likes me. *cry cry*
|My Mommy isn’t as cool as I thought she was!!!!|
Who do they think they are?
I know, they are right, I could do better.
So I will work on improving myself. There is always room for improvement.
Now get over it.
Realize that what they handed you was nothing but one person’s biased opinion.
They didn’t take the time to get to know you or they would know just how incredibly awesome you truly are. You don’t have to talk bad about those who think differently or give you constructive criticism. Humbly accept that someone sees that you have the ability to improve and grow and take that message to heart. The worse thing you could do is linger on the negative thoughts or try to attack with words those who may have hurt your feelings.
Think of it as motivation to reach for the next level. Keep going, keep growing, and keep those negative thoughts away.
How you handle the negative in life helps to define who you are. There will always be someone who doesn’t like you. It’s not what other do or say that defines your personality, it is how you react.
Rejection stings but it would hurt a lot worse to give up.
I’m just a multi-passionate Christian mom of three, who sews, crochets, crafts, and creates printable and educational materials. I love working in photography, digital art, graphics, and all things crafting. The LORD is my guide as I blog about my life.