This was a post I put up on facebook yesterday:
Constructive (and positive–the building up kind) criticism is my friend. Destructive helps no one. To the one giving DESTRUCTIVE: it might make YOU feel better about yourself for a little while, but soon, you will have to do it again and again and again and….to help your ego or something. Message for today: ***BUILD OTHERS UP*** I truly believe that is the reason we are here. Just sayin. …I feel a blog coming on..
I never blogged about it, because I figured I’d just rant about negative talk. Everyone knows that stuff is poison. It’s destructive. It hurts feelings and does not make friends. I understand we have to be corrected, but that is not what I’m referring to here. Criticism can come in a way that helps you grow OR it can come in a way it makes you want to quit, give up and hate the person who gave it to you. Eeek! –hate is so ugly. So, I’m not ranting. I’m just stating facts.
It all boils down to this:
when you are trying to help someone improve by giving them the honest truth in criticism they need…JUST BE NICE.