It has been months that I have been carrying this problem with me. I was upset because of the criticisms that I had received on my past few articles.
It affected me and I stopped writing. But later I realized a valuable lesson, and I started questioning myself that why I have begun this journey. It was my love for writing.
In the beginning, there was nothing, since then what I have gathered have been achieved because of my positive attitude and the reason because I haven’t had stopped it.
Since then it helps me to become positive again and to begin the journey from the scratches.
Ultimately, what I’ve achieved and learned from these mistakes, I will list out below
Ways to Get Rid of non-constructive Criticism
Keep It Simple: Your art is your reflection; there should not be anyone’s space. Since it’s truth, it might look like a harsh word, but it’s important when it comes to craft making. Ultimately your craft should be your genuine reflection, if you consider or thought about a third person’s opinions, then it becomes worthless or biased representation.
Live the Dream: When you’re doing something creative there would be mistakes, and there would be times when you will blow all your work. Although, in those times don’t get frustrated, and try to take a deep breath and take a close look at your mistakes if you find your mistakes improbable then fix it, but don’t try to stick with it.
Analyze Your Mistakes: Ignoring a particular criticism doesn’t mean that we will not analyze it. Instead of that if we find it attention worthy – we will invest our time in it since a constructive criticism can do a better job than a word of praise.
Improve Yourself: The more we live, the more we learn. When you’re working on a subject try to know about it well, even I will say make it perfect as much as you can but don’t become obsess about it, since if you become obsess you will never going to achieve it. Although after all this hard work if you get a problem you can always improve it in the future.
Give Up Perfection: As long as you’re doing your job correctly, you don’t need to worry about the perfection. In fact, all of us make tons of mistakes, we just always try to make it as little as possible, but getting over it entirely takes years of practice and dedication. So just keep going on with your task, and don’t give a second thought about perfection.
Control Your Emotions: When you will get big with your work, there are chances that you are going to bombard with non-constructive criticism. But, at that moments remember to control your emotion, as you cannot satisfy all people. There are some people those who will always criticize you and will try to get you down. So be always strong with your emotion, if you try to keep going with your work – by the day you are going to make something remarkable.
Understand Negative Mindset: In this world, there are thousands of people those who are suffering from negative mindsets. They see the downside of every story; it’s not your fault – it’s their lifestyle, try to defer negative thoughts with the useful ones. In fact, give only your energy to that subject which deserves it.
A New Chance: Every time you receive a constructive criticism treat it as a second chance to improve yourself, since now a day’s it’s hard to find someone who will give you an honest opinion. So if there anyone who is giving you a chance to improve yourself or your craft – feel blessed about it, but don’t accuse and assume that your work is bad.
Stay Confident: Confidence is the key to any problem, if you lose your confidence you will lose your style of work too. In the beginning, people don’t expect the change, but with time and your quality, you will be able to convince them that you’re worthy and your efforts deserve a better chance.
Use Method of Non-Violence: Now there will come a time when you may have to reply to someone who is clearly talking nonsense. So how will you respond to him/her? Make it simple, smile and say you will notice the suggestion and thank him for the opinion.
Double Your Work: Every time you get confused, and you doubt your craft, make sure that you don’t run away from it, instead invest more time into it. Even I will suggest you double it. If one thing doesn’t work, other will surely do. But running will never bring any solution to it, it will only create a gap, and eventually, it will bring low self-esteem.