How well do you take criticism? Do you take it as an opportunity to better yourself or see it as someone picking on you for doing things a certain way? I use to not like criticism because it meant changing my ways, but now I’m seeing it as a way to become a better person.
Earlier this week I was talking to my friend on the phone and she told me that she feels like I haven’t been there for her lately. She gave me examples of how I’ve been self-centered and only focused on me instead of those around me. So she doesn’t feel like I’m available for her or appreciate what she’s done for me. Listening to her explain her feelings made me see that she was right about how I’ve been as friend.
While change is a fear for many people I’ve noticed lately that my fear has become turning into a complacent person. I know that I’m not a perfect person and while I try to handle things to the best of my abilities, there is always room for me to make improvements. So, the last thing I want is to turn into someone who isn’t open to changing myself in order to be a better person.
Even though I don’t understand why other people resist bettering themselves, I don’t want to lose anything because of my actions or mindset. From the conversation that I had with my friend I learned that I need to be more aware of other people and that’s something I need to work on. I don’t want to lose people around me just because I can’t change myself, I want to be a better me and that’s what criticism can help us all achieve.