Seeking and receiving feedback is by far one of the best ways to improve yourself. Feedback is not an insult. But you and I have to be willing and disciplined to receive feedback and constructive criticism in the right attitude and then make changes. That’s not always easy. In this blog post I discuss how to handle feedback and criticism in a way that will benefit you for the rest of your life.
Feed Back / Criticism
I have some quick questions for you.
- How do you handle feedback?
- When somebody gives you some feedback or some criticism, how do you handle it?
Do you take an honest look at yourself?
Do you immediately get defensive?
Do you turn on the offense and start attacking?
Feedback Is Not an Insult
Feedback is not an insult. And something that I want to work on and something that we all need to work on, is asking for soliciting, good feedback and responding appropriately to it. Because having that outside set of eyes, someone to look at us and tell us and telling us what we could do better, is one of the most effective ways to grow. So if you really want to grow, and if you really want to take your life to the next level, then consistently ask for feedback. And remember, feedback is not and insult. It’s not an attack. Some people are criticizing and cynical and might be tearing you down. There are a lot of cynics and critics who don’t contribute and don’t help, but find someone you trust and love and who knows you well. Ask them for feedback on how you can be a better person.
And if you and I are consistently looking for feedback and responses, and then make those changes and adjustments, we’ll consistently climb up that ladder on the quest for GREATNESS! That journey towards EXCELLENCE!
Feedback is essential, so receive it with humility and respond to it. I’ll do it and I challenge you to do it.
Let’s make our lives awesome!