Honestly, I’ve hit this point now where I’m going to be talking about anything that has made a positive impact in my life in recent times. Today, I was given my first set of feedback about how I’m getting on in my new job. To be honest, I was a little sceptical to receive this because I don’t always like knowing what people think of me but, I was actually over the moon to find out how I was getting on. It was really nice to know that I was getting on really well and that I’m liked by my team.
To me, feedback means a lot, I don’t like receiving it because I never know what they’re going to say but I like it because it shows that people aren’t afraid to speak their mind. I don’t like those people who talk negatively about someone behind their back. I believe that it shows weakness and spitefulness. I would much rather someone said it straight to my face because I would then know how I can improve. Obviously, I don’t mean that I want someone to come up to me and be nasty but, if they told me that I was doing something the wrong way and suggested a way I could do it better; then I could understand how to do things better.
Some people have the same thought process as me but others quite enjoy getting told how they’re doing. It makes them feel good to know how they can better themselves as a person. They like getting it when they are aware that it’s coming and when it’s on the spot. Me, however, I don’t like getting it if it’s bad and I know it’s coming. This is usually because if it’s bad, it will play on my mind for the rest of the day possibly even week if it’s really bad. This isn’t a good thing because it can quite easily ruin my day. The bad feedback will always overpower the good, unfortunately.
Recently, I have learned that it’s okay to receive both good and bad feedback and it’s actually quite easy to process it. All you need to do is learn how to improve and then shake it off. You’re capable of improving if someone thinks that you are. If you think that you are, know that you are and be able to go out and do whatever it takes to get yourself on top.
Learn how to take it with a pinch of salt and be able to work at your own pace constantly thinking about self-improvement so you can avoid any negativity that might cross your path.
Yugen – A thought about the universe which triggers an emotional response too deep to put into words.