Like any good athlete, businessman, or student, one must be able to receive and accept criticism as a tool for growth and progress. Having to truly look at my defects has been tough and uncomfortable, but its been a gift. Having the opportunity to be able to salvage the broken parts of myself is allowing me more peace of mind, confidence, and hope. I am fortunate enough to have the chance of becoming the best version of myself I can be. Being able to not just hear, but listen to the criticism from others has put things into perspective and corrected the prescription of my lenses from which I view the world. It has been helping me not take things so personally, which has always been a destructive force in my recovery. What a difference taking direction can make.