What to Do with Unfair CriticismPosted: January 20, 2011
- Say thank you. All feedback is a gift.
- 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?
- 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.
- Get on with your life.
- 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