Receiving feedback from our friends, family, and colleagues is one of the quickest ways we can improve ourselves.
It can also be extremely painful.
Our egos can get hurt. Not everyone’s opinions are valid. We see what people really think about us.
But building thicker skin and understanding we’re far from perfect are some of the most valuable things we can do. I ask for suggestions for this blog. I do regular improvement sessions with my closest friends. It can be uncomfortable but it always leads to something better.
If none of that interests you but you want to make improvements in your relationships, health, or work…ask this question to the people closest to you.
What’s something you’re afraid to tell me because you think it would hurt my feelings?
The answers you hear may sting in the short term. But you’ll start being more mindful, improving skills, and seeing reality for what it is.
Try it out. Let me know how it goes.