One thing we must understand in our path towards greatness is the awareness of useful information. Many of us tend to only listen to what we wanna hear. The question is, are you being true to yourself from accepting or rejecting the information? Take me for instance, I have posted a fight of mine of facebook from the diamond nationals. It was my fight toward going for 1st and 2nd place which, I placed third.
After looking at the video, I was totally aware of the errors which were made in the fight(live and learn). One of my idols stated I had some work to do, come up to NYC. Alot of things do change within a month (i.e. improving on flaws and training harder), but it was fruitful to listen to a “who’s who” in the sport karate scene! The advice was very blunt. Constructive criticism can actually either make you or break you. We always want to tell people about themselves, but can’t imply the same for ourselves as well. The truth is I was totally aware of the video, but in most cases you have to humble your self and just shut up sometimes lol. Making excuses or explaining yourself will ultimately make you look like a jackass. People who make excuses tend to justify their actions which hinders them from their progression.
Its very evident people only make excuses because its easier for them to cope from their problems or insecurities. How can you expect to grow when you always make excuses? Constructive criticism is what it is, constructive. Whenever you are constructing, your building of knowledge and skill may need some renovating. It is impossible to renovate anything without stripping or rebuilding it. Homes need renovating. Lives need renovating. Of course your craft needs renovating, therefore, constructive is need! Often we must acknowledge the criticism needed because sometimes it can be helpful; however, some criticism isn’t good. You make the choice.