23-109 Getting Better All The Time #4

Today’s Mandala Message: Listen to Feedback

This week I’m working through Principles #19 and #20 from Jack Canfield’s “The Success Principles” entitled “Use Feedback to Your Advantage” and “Commit to Constant and Never-Ending Improvement”, respectively. I set my intention today to ponder the idea of listening to feedback. Canfield states: “Whether we ask or not, feedback comes to us in various forms. … Listen externally to what others may be telling you, but also listen internally to what your body, your feelings, and your instincts may be telling you.”

As I’ve stated previously, I tend to feel triggered with receiving feedback…it brings up fears of being wrong, getting into trouble, and stuff of that ilk. My loving husband is annoyingly good at finding my typos even when I don’t ask him to read stuff I’ve written. Agh! I know he’s right but … it drives me nuts because it usually triggers my “you did something wrong again”, which tends to translate to something’s wrong with me. I used to get loudly upset with him. Intellectually I knew/know that he’s coming from a place of wanting to help me. I have since working through this. Now when he points them out, I take a deep breath, tell myself “it’s okay, he’s just trying to help”, and I thank him.

So how about you? Do you listen to feedback? Do you ignore it or shrug it off or get defensive? How does it feel either way?

“Part of being successful
is about asking questions
and listening
to the answers.”

— Anne Burrell


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