I think there was a time when responding to feedback and criticism was just seen as part of our development and evolution as players, coaches, professionals.
Now in our post modern ego-centric world we have become unable to distinguish this between an attack on our personal being rather than feedback on our performance - our performance (actions and behaviours that we mobilise to achieve a result) on a particular occasion!
Can we re-think this? Can we re-programme ourselves to take on board either the evidence that sits in front of us, or the opinions and observations of others and separate this from becoming some sort of statement or reflection of our 'person'.
Can we begin to act as if these statements were true:
There is no failure only feedback.
We are not our behaviours.