Tuesday, November 1, 2011
maybe it's better to seek out some criticism .... the kind that offers up just a little love bite though, not the kind that requires stitches
(unless of course, you are in my family - the "do you really want the truth?" clan of solemn pronouncers of doom and gloom, yes - that's where I get it)
sometimes though - it is best to ask people
what they don't like.
So, instead of seeking approval, maybe asking, "what is wrong with this? how can I make it better?" could be more likely to get something real ... and maybe helpful ... and maybe valid.
It also requires the person who's opinion you value
(and if you don't value their opinion, then please do not ask them)
to really look and listen to what you are showing them.
You can, of course, totally disregard their answers, but if you are really looking for feedback - this approach may yield you some important talking, thinking and action points that you hadn't thought about.
(a final note about asking someone else about your work - remember an important life lesson here - you can only be to someone what they see you as - and yes, I realize I am dangling a participle here, but stay with me - what people see has more to do with what is behind their eyes than in front of them, so keep that in mind - this is not an exercise in giving your power away - but solo workers need the power of collaboration sometimes, too)
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