Caveat: Before we get started, let’s note that it’s always good practice to weigh it’s worth based on the source.
With that out of the way, here’s the thing: although it can be a bit painful to be criticized, try not to say too much and just listen. Then, don’t dwell on it. In fact, try not to think about it at all for a day or so. This will allow you to come back and dispassionately think about what was said – it’s possible you might recognize an issue that can easily be addressed. And herein lies the constructive power of criticism…
You can’t get better if you don’t know what you’re doing wrong.
You’re critics might be trying to tell you something you can’t see yourself.