Constructive Criticism Builds & Correction Is Necessary for Personal Growth Response


Response: Shala

“If you listen to constructive criticism, you will be at home among the wise. If you reject discipline, you only harm yourself; but if you listen to correction, you grow in understanding” (Proverbs 15:31-32 New Living Translation). The biblical perspective is centered around the concept that constructive criticism is imperative for growth. Being teachable is important. A teachable person will listen when God speaks and change his or her direction accordingly. To be a disciple of Jesus Christ means that you need to be teachable. It means that you need to have an attitude of learning. It means that you need to be willing to accept advice and correction. Comparing the M&M and Belhaven Tithing Project, I will have to say that the M&M’s project was complete with more precise instructions that made it accessible to complete. In my opinion, even if an individual was not familiar with the excel program and its formula, completing the M&M project was not difficult to complete the assignment. The directions were detailed, and more visual examples display that you are heading in the right direction and confident in completing the exercise successfully. The Belhaven Tithing Project, I can add, was not as detailed as the M&M’s project. I read the direction multiple times, with the ending result being confusing and defeated. I did not know what to do or start to answer the six questions that needed to be answered to complete the project. The direction did have visual examples, but I had no clue how the numbers or formulas were generated to answer the questions. After reviewing Dr. Hood’s virtual video, he explains the steps and sheds light on how to complete the Belhaven Tithing Project.  He was thorough with step-by-step instructions and answered questions and concerns to ensure the completion of the project. After viewing the video, I had no problems completing the assignment with confidence. The Belhaven Tithing Project did enhance my skills by displaying different methods on how to create formulas, charts and graphs using the excel program.