It’s not always easy to hear other people’s opinions about how you can improve – let’s face it, we all have egos.
But in my journey, rarely has my next level of success been on the other side of praise and flowery feedback. It typically only surfaces after I’ve heard something that I didn’t want to hear.
I talk to professionals of all stripes who find themselves in one of two positions: on the one hand they may be the recipients of feedback that doesn’t feel good. The delivery may have been rough. They get defensive or feel hurt.
Or on the other hand they’re getting zero feedback – but clearly need it, because their career is at a standstill.
Who would you rather be?
While it’s not always great to hear the ways we can improve, if we have people in our lives who are willing to level with us, that’s a true gift.
It’s not always easy to welcome it with open arms, but if it can help you fill in your gaps and level up, consider feedback a gift.
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