Thursday, March 12, 2009

When You Don't Like the Feedback

The reason we don't seek out feedback at times, is our fear of hearing what we don't want to face. However, life has a way of bringing these unpleasant lessons into our lives, over and over, until we get them.

No way around it, negative feedback stings. Even if you know it's for the best, it can hurt. But, the more feedback you receive, the faster you can achieve your goals.

Here are two valuable questions to ask yourself when on the receiving end of negative feedback:

Q 1. What is the best interpretation of this?

The answer is some variation of accepting that it is the best outcome, even if you don't see how or why.

Q 2. What is the lesson from this?

This question is a bit more difficult to answer, but there's value for you in seeking the wisdom you need in this life lesson.

Remember times in the past when you have learned or experienced wonderful things from seemingly negative outcomes. It's happened before and will happen again. The sooner you look for the fruit, the sooner you'll find it.