In the absence of feedback, anyone could come to believe they are something or someone that they are not. Feedback affords us the opportunity to for a perspective different than our own. With an action done well or poorly, we should seek the insights of others to fully assess what we have learned and what we still need to learn and apply for ourselves.

Recognition is most assuredly sought, but criticism is too often perceived as an adversity rather than a benefit. Seek to have open communication from those affected by your contributions. Functionally assess the communication to measure your efforts. We can’t learn what we are fully convinced we have already mastered.

If you receive no feedback in your life from others you will never be certain you are advancing on the right course. If you offer no insight for others, they will eventually come to do the same to you. Don’t assume people understand your actions and motivations, ask to be validated or corrected in your communications.

“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” — George Bernard Shaw —


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