Criticism, like rain, should be gentle enough to nourish our growth without destroying our roots. Constructive criticism is about finding something good and positive to soften the blow to the real critique of what really went on. I have learned that the final proof of greatness lies in being able to endure criticism without resentment.

I have also learned that criticism is an opinion and one personís opinion of us does not need

I like criticism. It makes you strong. - Lebron James

 to be become opinion of us. One way to avoid criticism is to do nothing, say nothing, or be nothing.

I have always been mindful of the kindness and not the faults of others; always trying to accept both compliments and criticism because it takes both sun and rain for a flower to grow. There is a huge amount of freedom that comes to us when we take nothing personally. No one can make us feel inferior without our consent. It is much more valuable to look for the strength in others. We can gain nothing by criticizing the imperfections of other people.

Criticism and pessimism destroy families, undermine institutions of all kinds, defeat nearly everyone, and spread a shroud of gloom over entire nations. - Gordon B. Hinckley

Criticism may not be agreeable or satisfying but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things. But we must always have to watch out for the joy-stealers: gossip, criticism, complaining, fault-finding and a negative, judgmental attitude.

I see people committing social media suicide online all the time by one of two ways: First by responding to all criticism and by responding to things that donít warrant a response. The trouble with most of us is that we would rather be ruined by praise that saved by criticism.  

We cannot let praise or criticism get to us. It is a weakness to get caught up in either one. I  do take compliments and I also take constructive criticism.

Few people have the wisdom to recognize criticism that would do them good, to the praise that deceives them.

 By Tim Pedrosa