The value of constructive self criticism can never be underestimated, and it helps to keep us on track towards our goals. This article will explore what constructive self criticism is, why it is important and how you can apply it in your life.
You have probably heard about positive feedback, and the power of it. While this is indeed a useful tool, constructive self criticism goes a bit further. You cannot just give positive feedback without evaluating the situation or your performance as well. This is where constructive self analysis comes into play. Instead of just saying that you feel bad, you need to ask yourself what is really wrong and why you are feeling bad. This is where you get into the nitty-gritty of what you do right and what you need to change about yourself in order to become more successful.
One example is with your work. Do you constantly find yourself cutting corners and wasting time because you are so pressed for time? If you are not motivated enough to push yourself to do your best then you will always be unsatisfied with whatever you produce. You need to motivate yourself in order to be fully productive. A simple task such as setting a good example by working hard at your job could make all the difference in how much you enjoy your job.
Another example is with your personal relationships. Do you find yourself constantly picking fights with your friends and family members because you are irate and impatient? These are common signs that you may need to take a step back and look at your behavior. Are you picking fights because you want someone to respond to your feelings in a certain way? Evaluating your own reactions can help you see where you need to change in order to solve your problem.
Constantly Self Analyze Thems
Another problem that people who suffer from low self confidence have is having to constantly self analyze themselves. As we all have our own little negative traits that stick out in our personality, sometimes it is hard to avoid picking up a few negative ones. However, being able to quickly recognize these traits and quickly changing them so that they no longer are a problem is a great self improvement skill. Self-criticism is one of the first things we learn as children which leads us down a path of becoming negative, which leads to many of the problems we face in life.
It can also help you become more effective. When you are constantly picking your nose at yourself, you start to get into a routine where you think about your self-defeating behavior unconsciously. Yet, when you consciously observe your own negative behavior, you soon realize that it is not the self at all, but rather a habit. Thus, instead of picking your nose at yourself, you start to pick yourself up by reminding yourself that you are good enough and that you are capable of overcoming this habit. By using your own heightened awareness to focus on your strengths and shortcomings, you find that you are capable of becoming an even better person.