There are three guaranteed ways to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. (Frequently quoted observation)

Although constructive criticism can be of great value, most of us don’t enjoy being criticized. Even when it’s right and intended for our good, it hurts to hear it. Realizing the truth of the quotation above, many people refuse to be involved in worthy efforts because they fear criticism. We need to learn how to accept criticism to improve our influence on others.

Whoever heeds life-giving correction will be at home among the wise (Proverbs 15:31).