What is self criticism? A person can have the best of intentions and yet not know how to deal with internal critics. The internal critic can hinder progress, efficiency.
When we encounter negative feedback from other people, we involuntarily react in a manner that we perceive as negative. It’s human nature to compare ourselves to others. We compare our skills, shortcomings and defects with other people. It’s an unconscious attempt to compensate for our inadequacies. It’s a defense mechanism.
As a result of our subconscious tendency to compare ourselves to other people, we may get stuck in a self-defeating pattern. This pattern is most common when receiving criticism. Often, our first reaction is to criticize ourselves. We’ll analyze our mistakes, our bad habits, our failures. We’ll try to convince ourselves that we are not as good as the other person. We compare ourselves to others and this creates the illusion that our ability is in decline.
Increasing Self Criticism
The fact of the matter is that we can’t control other people. Other people have the power to decide whether they want to work with us or not. If we feel incompetent, our self criticism will only increase. If we accept our faults and flaws, our confidence will grow.
This is where self criticism comes in. You have to be careful when criticizing. It’s better to be honest about your weaknesses and your imperfections. Be critical but not overdo it. Criticism can help us grow. It gives us a platform from which we can evaluate and improve our performance.
It also gives us a way to test our performance. When we make mistakes, we can use this to improve. If we get it wrong, we can learn from our mistakes. We can improve our performance. Our confidence can grow.
Self worth is important. If you believe you’re worthless, you won’t get the things you want in life. You won’t achieve success. You won’t make any money. So if you value yourself, you’ll be able to attract the good things in life.
There’s nothing wrong with self criticism. In fact, self criticism is very necessary. Self esteem and self confidence come from having a positive self image. So we should take self criticism seriously.
Every one of us has our own life purpose. Some of us will never find it. It’s okay. Because in life, no one knows what is going to happen, so why try to guess?
Observe Successful People
Look at all the successful people in life: they have all different goals and lives. Some are looking for love, some for fame and success, others for religious purposes and others for social purposes. So why did they find what they are doing for their life’s purpose? Because they love themselves. They wanted to be happy.
Having high self-esteem makes us happier. It also means we are more willing to take risks. Self-confidence and self-esteem make us open to learning. It also makes us more willing to take chances.
It also helps us make better decisions. If we have the will, we can create whatever we want. It’s not a bad thing. We can’t help it but sometimes bad things seem inevitable.
Sometimes bad things just seem inevitable. The key here is to learn from our mistakes and move on. Self-criticism is healthy as long as we don’t take it too far. The rest is up to us.