Do you think that ego and self-esteem are the same? Well, if you think they are the same, you might be wrong. And it’s worth mentioning you are not alone, a lot of people have this misconception. To help understand that ego and self-esteem are different, we have a created this series. If you want to properly understand the difference between ego and self-esteem, make sure you read the first part of this series. Or you can also visit MindLifeWeekly’s YouTube channel to watch the first video of the ego vs self-esteem series.
Now, we are going to explain how to use the criticism of people to your advantage in this second part. Make sure you read this post till the end to properly understand how you can use the criticism of others to your advantage, which might seem impossible to some people. In fact, several people believe that criticism is not helpful for us at all.
So, we would suggest that you also watch the second part of the Ego VS Self-Esteem series by Marco on YouTube. In this video, Marco has explained how criticism can actually be helpful for you.
How to use criticism of others to your advantage?
First of all, you need to understand that when you are criticized by others, it breaks your ego, which eventually results in you realising that ego does not define who you are. You will realise that it is just a part of yourself.
We all know that no one liked being criticised, however, we believe that honest feedback is one of the best tools for improving yourself. It is worth noting that criticism of others hurt a person for a reason.
According to studies, the right dose of constructive criticism can help predict a high-performing team. When you are the slave of your ego, you are actually living your life in the dark. And when people criticise you, you eventually stop living in the dark. This indicates that criticism helps you become the most authentic version of yourself.
After some time, you will start noticing the bright side of criticism, which means that you will finally realise that people are telling you about your faults when they criticise you. Eventually, the fake ego goes away and you stop searching for validation from others. This will help you accept your mistakes and improve yourself.
It is worth noting that ego forces a person to live up to the expectation of other people, which results in the occurrence of cognitive dissonance. If you don’t know, cognitive dissonance happens when you have contradictory beliefs. You need to understand that ego prevents you from connecting to your inner-self, which eventually results in anxiety and depression.
In the end, we would recommend that you start accepting your faults and let go of the ego. Let us tell you that you will become fearless of criticism, and start living a better life. If you want any help, make sure you call Marco at Melbourne Cognitive Hypnotherapy on 1300 180 631 or through THIS LINK. We assure you that Marco’s marvelous sessions will change your life.
If you want to watch the MindLifeWeekly video by Marco, simply tap on the image below.