03 Feb [Episode 94] No Such Thing As Constructive Criticism – Podcast
Don’t be afraid to protect yourself from criticism, judgements and feedback. Unless you are generally super well adjusted or at least in the area you’re receiving feedback, all you’ll hear is the criticism.
Equally, when giving feedback, be mindful that the receiver is unlikely to find any of your criticism constructive. Most of us are vulnerable and trying our best. We feel we should be open to feedback and criticism as that’s the ‘grown up’ thing to do, but often end feeling negative about ourselves, damaged and demotivated.
Of course we want to improve ourselves and what we do and getting external perspectives can help. But, the message of this episode is about letting you know, it’s okay to not want general, unsolicited criticism and that it’s okay to protect yourself from feedback that has a negative impact on you.
Agree? Disagree? Have a listen and let me know what you think?