Dealing With Criticism

Learn how to receive criticism while protecting your self-image

Brian Tubbs
Feb 6 · 7 min read

We can’t control people or circumstances, but we can manage how we respond and react to the people and circumstances in our life.

Be open to criticism, not abuse

You do not deserve abuse.

Guard your heart, not your brain

The key is to protect your heart and your soul, but not necessarily your brain.

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Focus on substance, not image

Don’t base your self-esteem on what other people think of you. Base on self-image on who you really are at the core of your being.

Clarification beats combat

Be intentional and thoughtful with how you invest your time and energy.

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