By: Mary Claire Reagan
In today’s society more than ever, it is often difficult to respond to criticism. Whether it be from family, co-workers, bosses, or professors no matter who it is from, it is tough to swallow. Well how should one deal with this criticism towards all of the hard efforts given?
Dan Simmons, a restaurant owner shares his own experiences with how he bounced back from criticism towards his restaurant in a manner the whole world can learn from? Simmons gives multiple pieces of advice with the first being to not respond. In fact, we should respond through improvements to our customers – not in replying, especially on the internet. Next. he ads to recognize the criticism and grow from it. Whether it be becoming more transparent with customers or brainstorming small ways to improve, one should use it as an opportunity to grow.
As a whole, criticism keeps business and individuals adapting and moving forward. Although not all criticism is true, a lot can serve as a response to comments other than comments back. So next time we are faced with negative reactions, turn them into positive notions.