The Best Way To Receive Feedback
If you want to improve and grow in life and your career, you have to know how to receive feedback.
Often, it can be difficult to not take feedback personally.
One of the best ways to receive feedback is to follow an exercise commonly used in couples therapy. When one person presents feedback, the other person is challenged to strengthen their argument instead of defending themself or putting up a shield.
At work, if you receive feedback that you aren’t a good communicator, take a second to try to strengthen their argument. Try to find proof with instances when you practiced poor communication.
Then you can decide what to do with the feedback. If you could easily support their argument, there’s likely some merit to their concerns, and you may need to improve. But if you can’t add to their feedback argument, it may not be worth listening to their comments.
This simple mental exercise helps you become more open to feedback and decide if the feedback deserves action and a response or if you can dismiss it.
Over time, you’ll find yourself being able to quickly internalize feedback and respond without taking it personally. That’s the path to growth and improvement.
I put together a video which talks about this in more detail. Please check it out below and if you want more content like this you can subscribe to my Youtube channel.
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