There is only one way to avoid criticism: do nothing, say nothing, and be nothing. -Aristotle (i. you can't avoid criticism so you must just learn to accept it and go on with your life. Accept yourself flaws and all).
"The unexamined life is not worth living" -Socrates or "The examined life is the only one worth living. Either way, I definitely embrace self-reflection & self-discovery! Getting to know yourself is a lifelong journey.