{Big Girl Panties} On Criticism

This is a super hard big girl panties lesson for me. Taking criticism with grace is SO HARD sometimes.

During my first year at my first real grown up job, I cried a lot. I cried because the constructive criticism I was getting seemed like a personal jab to my ego. It wasn’t. But for real- I spent months bawling over stupid stuff.  It took a mentor pulling me aside, investing in me, and really teaching me what growth looks like.

It’s hard. It’s messy. And sometimes it isn’t fun.

But the end result. Always always worth it.

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Have you had a recent “growth” opportunity? Let me know in the comments below.

This post is part of a 31 day series about Big Girl Panties. Click here to read the rest of the series. 


  1. Adrienne says

    Oh it’s tough, but constructive criticism can teach us SO much!
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  2. deby says

    Love our ABBA gave you such a gentle, wise mentor to lead you through a difficult time. I pray to be as “water on a duck’s back” – particularly in the spiritual warfare going on about me! I enjoy your “Big Girl Panties” outlook too!! God so blesses – deby
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  3. Rachael says

    Oh, fellow SITS-sister, I know these feels completely. I’ve always been someone to nurse and nitpick over criticism – even if it’s constructive. I am such a sensitive little weenie and it’s ridiculous because it has held me back from putting myself out there fully. It’s good to know I am not alone and I am slowly but surely, bit by bit, overcoming this. Usually when I welcome C&C I am much better about receiving it – because I invited it in, so I am prepared. Good luck to you, too!
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