Probably a silly question, but why do we respond differently to praise than we do criticism? Should we respond differently?
I have found that if your purpose is clear with a fully committed plan, it is much easier to respond in the same way to both. Know that only your behavior and actions truly make the difference, not your situational emotions. Apply what you learn from both praise and criticism and move on.
“Receive without pride, let go without attachment.” — Marcus Aurelius —