Step 293: When someone gives you a valid piece of criticism, don’t try to argue them out of it
Maybe it’s a boss, or a friend, or a significant other. You’ll know it’s valid because you’ll feel the sting of recognition instead of the sting of unfairness, the former being a lot more difficult to swallow.
When that happens, just be quiet, externally and internally, for a second. You can’t undo what they said by debating it, so be a grown-up, accept that you do some things imperfectly and try to do better.
It’s not the end of the world, I promise.
Happy New Year! Come and see how I rounded out 2012 in the Nomad Shop via my newest Behance project : http://www.behance.net/gallery/The-Best-of-Nomad-According-to-Me/6479079.
Some fireworks for the New Year.
Make them sparks fly!