What to Do with Unfair Criticism

  1. Say thank you. All feedback is a gift.
  2. Think and possibly pray (if you’re the type to do so) about what was shared. Is there merit to it, anything you can glean that will help you grow?
  3. Respond to the criticism only if absolutely necessary. If you do, don’t do so immediately. Wait 24 hours, calm down, collect your thoughts, and give a short, gracious reply that acknowledges any truth in the criticism and helps address anything that may be untrue. Keep it short, sweet, and to the point.
  4. Get on with your life.
  5. Consider bypassing #3 and continue saying great things worth criticizing.

For more on this, check out this post by Paul Martin: How to Handle Criticism


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