STOP AND THINK – People ask for criticism, but they only want praise. (W. Somerset Maugham, British playwright, novelist, and poet)

Constructive criticism is good for anyone. Speakers, writers, athletes, musicians— everyone needs to know how well he or she is doing in their performance. But sometimes, we don’t really want to hear the critique. We want only good reports, the acclaim that pleases us. A really good critique of a person should include both the faults and the strengths of their work.

Like an earring of gold or an ornament of fine gold is the rebuke of a wise judge to a listening ear. (Proverbs 25:12)