21DPC Day 13 – What are 3 Good Things about Receiving Criticisms?

This is Day 13 of the 21-Day Positivity Challenge (21DPC) for March 2012.

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21DPC Day 13 Question

Today’s positivity question is:


What are 3 Good Things about Receiving Criticisms?

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Most people think of criticisms as a bad thing. Some people are even hesitant whenever I *ask* them to give me feedback about things they don’t like – evident when you read the round-up posts at the end of every challenge.

But why? Criticisms aren’t bad. They are only bad when you think of them as bad. Criticism, when offered constructively, can be the best self-improvement tool you can ever get. In fact, when I read feedback, there are times I skip straight ahead to the criticism portions, because they provide the most revealing and actionable information.

What are 3 good things you can identify about receiving criticisms, over not receiving any criticisms at all?

Check out the following related-content on facing critical people:

Your Task:

  1. Reflect and answer today’s question(s). Write as few or as many words as needed to fully express yourself.
  2. Think over the criticisms you received in the past.
    1. Have you ever received criticisms before? What were they about?
    2. Did you take to them objectively, or did you see them as a personal attack? Did you feel hurt, insulted, or affected by those criticisms?
    3. Reviewing your reply for today’s positivity question, how can you now see the criticisms in a different light?
  3. Identify at least one positive thing about your day. It may be something small or something big – as long as you deem it as something positive, it counts. If you have more than 1 thing to share, then by all means, go for it!

Share Your Answers!

After you are done, share your answers in the comments area.


If you’re doing this at the start of the day, you can post your answer for today’s question first, then work on your positivity task throughout the day, then return at the end of the day to share your results for your positivity task and your end-of-day positive reflection.

Check out other participants’ answers. Pick 1-2 participants’ answers and make a meaningful reply to them. Engage in the discussions. This is a group course, so let’s support each other in these 21 days!

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