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.

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