Criticism can be tough to swallow. What if criticism were viewed as a prized possession that's wrapped with great care, presented with honor, and accepted with gratitude?
To one who listens, valid criticism is like a gold earring or other gold jewelry. Proverbs 25:12 (New Living Translation)
Valid criticism only becomes precious to anyone who listens. When you listen to criticism you either respond positively or negatively. Do you listen for negativity or constructive response?
Valid criticism comes from someone who has a lot of experience in the area you are been criticized. You are being criticized by this person which is intended to help you get better.
There is something to learn in every valid criticism you get. Learn to look for what you can do positively in response to the criticism you get.