Absorb what is useful, discard what is not, add what is uniquely your own.
- Bruce Lee, martial arts legend, actor
One way to interpret and act on this quotation is that when you receive feedback, whether requested or not, you have these basic choices – absorb, discard, and add. Listen to the feedback or advice with these choices in mind and make your decision. Hopefully you will be able to accept the feedback/advice more successfully and improve your relationship and trust with the other person.
If you are open and consciously thinking about absorb, discard, and add, you will be able to take all feedback and advice as fodder for your personal growth and improvement.