I’ll bet few of us look forward to being criticized. In fact, we usually go out of our way to avoid it. But Solomon has some strong words about that.
What if we look at it differently? What if we decide that within every bucket of muddy criticism we recieve, there’s always a little gold? And our new mission is to find it.
That takes some of the sting out, right? In today’s workout, you’ll see exactly how to do that through Solomon’s wisdom in Proverbs 12.
To saving together,
Mining for Wisdom
Solomon sums up the consequences of refusing criticism with a single word – stupid. Solomon tells us that the person who can’t take constructive criticism is severely hurting himself.
Turning any criticism from a dreaded enemy into a valued ally involves three steps.
1) Carefully consider the source.
2) Determine the accuracy of the criticism.
3) Change your behavior or actions in response to the criticism you have judged to be true.
“Criticism may not be agreeable, but it is necessary. It fulfills the same function as pain in the human body. It calls attention to an unhealthy state of things.”
– Winston S. Churchill
Today, I will make a deposit to my “wisdom” account.
Whoever loves discipline loves knowledge, but whoever hates correction is stupid.