Watch more How to Improve Your Communication Skills videos: http://www.howcast.com/guides/520-How-to-Improve-Your-Communication-Skills Subscribe to Howcast's YouTube Channel - http://howc.st/uLaHRS Improve your life by welcoming criticism with help from this guide. Howcast uploads the highest quality how-to videos daily! Be sure to check out our playlists for guides that interest you: http://howc.st/ytmainplaylists Subscribe to Howcast's other YouTube Channels: Howcast Health Channel - http://howc.st/HOE3aY Howcast Video Games Channel - http://howc.st/tYKKrk Howcast Tech Channel - http://howc.st/rx9FwR Howcast Food Channel - http://howc.st/umBoJX Howcast Arts & Recreation Channel - http://howc.st/vmB86i Howcast Sports & Fitness Channel - http://howc.st/vKjUjm Howcast Personal Care & Style Channel - http://howc.st/vbbNt3 Howcast empowers people with engaging, useful how-to information wherever, whenever they need to know how. Emphasizing high-quality instructional videos, Howcast brings you experts who provide accurate information in easy-to-follow tutorials on everything from makeup, hairstyling, nail art design, and soccer to parkour, skateboarding, dancing, kissing, and much, much more. Step 1: Listen Listen patiently to the person who is criticizing you, take mental notes, and try to hold in your emotions. Step 2: Ask questions Ask the critic to explain exactly what they expect from you. Step 3: Reflect on conversation Reflect on your conversation and look at criticism as a way to improve yourself. Welcome criticism and learn from your mistakes. Tip Forgive yourself for mistakes, and don't focus on your weaknesses. You're only human. Step 4: Create goals Create goals for yourself. Achieving goals improves your self-esteem and helps you take criticism better. Step 5: Welcome failure Welcome failure instead of fearing it. Turn it into a learning experience and keep trying if you fail. Step 6: Focus on strengths Focus on your strengths and past successes. Be proud of yourself and celebrate your accomplishments. Step 7: Laugh Laugh at yourself. Share your experiences with friends and family and make light of them. Did You Know? Written in 1709, Alexander Pope's first major poem, "An Essay on Criticism," gave us the immortal line, "To err is humane; to forgive, divine."
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