“It’s a rare person who wants to hear what he doesn’t want to hear.”
I’m convinced that most people don’t advance because of their unwillingness to embrace the conversations that challenge or make them uncomfortable.
I am also convinced that most people think that they are good at receiving feedback…until they really do.
It’s an epidemic.
Feedback assaults our pride.
That’s why there is famine.
Feedback momentarily dethrones us from our imaginary kingdom where we are the strongest, the smartest, and the brightest, and puts in perspective our strengths and weaknesses.
Feedback is one of our greatest resources.
Rich is the feedback from a friend, a coach, a boss, a pastor, or a spouse.
We often confuse constructive feedback as harmful and not helpful.
In life, we have to develop the ability to be easy to talk to about the hard things.
Hard things, such as:
“You need to work on your time management.”
“You talk about yourself too much.”
“You’re not focused.”
“You’re easily offended.”
Whatever it is, you have to be open to difficult feedback, even if it hurts.
1.) When is the last time you received feedback?
2.) Do you receive feedback without becoming defensive?
3.) Do you have anyone in your life that will talk to you about the hard things? If not, why?
“The ear that listens to life-giving reproof will dwell among the wise.”