what helped most in your career? : Dealing with criticism
18 Mar 2008 - 10:02am
5 years ago
I've been following the original thread about "what helped most in your career?". Many of the posts are very very inspiring.
I have on spin-off question. How do you deal with the criticism? I'm not talking about polite constructive criticism. That I have no problem accepting & applying. But what about the down right harsh hurtful comments, by peers, managers, &/or end users, when you know you did/are doing the best you can at that time? We all know that some jobs/careers are just not right for some people. They may have strengths/weaknesses that would indicate that they belong in a different career. How do you keep going, and believing that you are in a place in your career where you DO BELONG?
Now some of you may answer that it never bothered you, for you may have thick skin, but I'm also looking for answers from people who were, at least at some time, or may still be, very sensitive to that kind of criticism. Knowing that it will always rear its ugly head, how do you survive that now? In what ways did it make you stronger?