Does it bruise your ego?
Does it imply you were wrong and they were right?
Does it make you upset or distraught?
If so, maybe you can think about it differently…
It’s a GIFT.
To provide you better direction.
To give you more guidance.
To show you what’s needed to succeed.
To help you understand what’s important.
And it’s up to you to decide how to take it and make adjustments.
Rather than being upset, thank them that they took the time and energy to provide feedback as they’re helping, guiding and actually caring to make you better.
While this is an unnatural feeling, by taking a sense of gratitude to the individual or group providing you the message can be a game-changer in how you deal with constructive feedback, flopped interviews, discrepancies of opinion, etc.