Dealing with criticism is never an easy thing. Painful even. So let's take a lesson from our country's leaders.
So how does government stack up against the people's mandate? Looks like denial to me.The South African Cabinet has dismissed opposition parties' end-of-year report cards on its performance, saying it will not be judged by the wish lists of opposition parties.
"The 'silly' season is upon us and with it comes the publication of the so-called 'score cards' by the opposition parties," government communications chief Themba Maseko told journalists after the Cabinet's final fortnightly meeting of the year.
"[The] government has a programme of action to improve the life of our people," he said.
This programme is based on the mandate the government received from the electorate.
"Therefore, we will disregard all these opposition play cards, because our performance must, and will, be judged against our implementation of the programme of action and not the wish lists of opposition parties."
full story from M&G here
So how do you deal with criticism?
To be fair I asked the question so I'll go first.
It stings. It hurts like hell. But I listen.
Reaction: I might become a bit sullen and introspective for a while. Please forgive me - I'm hurting inside. But I know I need to hear the truth to fix the defect - so if it's important enough for you to bring it up, please let me know when I'm doing it wrong.