Remember my joke last week about walking a mile in someone’s shoes before criticizing them? That way you’ll be a mile away and have their shoes?
Well, that leads into today’s education piece:
Learn to love and crave negative feedback, and not only that, but make it known to others that you want their criticism.
If you shut down or get defensive when someone criticizes you, they will be less likely to do it in the future and you’ll be shooting yourself in the foot.
Anytime someone says something critical to you, you can parse through it and determine whether in fact it’s useful, or if they just don’t know what they’re talking about. But be open to it and always ask yourself, how can I use this to better myself?
Constantly ask people, what could I do better next time?
Criticism is one of the fastest ways to learn.
And remember this: Instead of aiming for perfection (because it’s unattainable), aim for constant improvement. Begin to love criticism and show the world you crave it. Don’t let hurt feelings stop you from becoming the best you can be.