Criticism can be difficult to deal with. We all want to believe the best about ourselves. It may be that the cricism is false and/or unwarranted, it may be right on the money, or somewhere in between. It’s always a mistake to just ignore it however, because there is little chance for you to become a wise person. The act of reflection is important to the process of change even if you decide that the criticism was false. I’ve always been one to reflect very deeply on my emotions and it has always led to more understanding about myself and about others.
In those moments in which realize you still have a lot of growing to do one gets filled with a moment of sadness, but one has only to remind oneself that we are all on a journey and that we have to forgive ourselves for not being exactly who we want to be. My sense of self-worth is perhaps as strong as anyone and it constantly fights to surprise the virtue of humility. One day I would like to incorporate humility into my sense of self-worth, instead of forgetting to be humble. For now I will have to have to be proud of the fact that through reflection I can recognize my weaknesses and have faith that I will change for the better as I feel I have always done in the past.