"Our Critics are our friends; they show us our faults." Benjamin Franklin
I saw this quote and I knew it was for me!!!! When I first self-published Surrender Serenity I did not realize how much went into it. To be honest, I just wanted to see if something I had always wanted to do was something that I could do. Some of the reviews were about my editing. I heard them loud and clear! I took those books I first placed out there and combed over them to fix there many mistakes. (There were lots of them) Now looking at this quote, I can see the wisdom in the words. Thanks to those who pointed out what I obviously did not take seriously I now have better books.
This can also be applied to work (not just writing). As a nurse, my bosses feedback and criticism is important to me. It helps me to become a better patient advocate and caregiver. I take my job as a nurse seriously, and sometimes the criticism of a patient is what is necessary to make me realize that something needs to be changed.