I was recently talking to a professional athlete friend, who was sharing the areas of his game that needed work. In response to his coaches’ feedback, he felt anxious, discouraged, and ashamed. ”But isn’t it wonderful,” I told him, “That you have areas to work on! It means you haven’t reached the peak of your game and can still improve as a player. Imagine if you had no areas you could improve upon? You would have maxed out your potential and wouldn’t have the chance to secure a starting position!” The same goes for our career trajectories. Remind yourself that those deficiencies and growth areas mean you still have potential to develop — and there’s no telling what you’re capable of once you acknowledge and bring attention to those areas!
Sunday, February 12, 2017
Feedback reveals your potential.
This feedback cat was inspired by 5 Tips For Taking Feedback Like a Champ by Megan Bruneau (Forbes):