Eradicating the Fear of Constructive Criticism


“The battles that count aren’t the ones for gold medals. The struggles within yourself–the invisible, inevitable battles inside all of us–that’s where it’s at.”

– Jesse Owens

While reading please take a second to think of words that you have identified that commonly indicate constructive criticism. After that reflect on the red and black marks that teachers applied to your original academic works, these marks typically signified incorrectness or deficiencies. Now think, what type of emotions those marks evoked, were they neutral emotions or one’s that were angry and catalyzed by the negative energy. Previously, I did the same reflection and one of the words that I pinpointed was deficiency. 02-DSC_8922Deficiency in its most rudimentary form is a synonym for insufficiency, although the societally tainted version of the word commonly connotes a negative statement, and is typically used in a negative context, although the word is not negative in its…

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