"Negative feedback is better that none. I would rather have a man hate me than overlook me. As long as he hates me I make a difference." -- Hugh Prather
"Positive feedback makes the strong grow stronger and the weak grow weaker." -- Carl Shapiro
"There is no failure. Only feedback." -- Robert Allen
What I Wonder...
Listen to my thoughts about this feedback inspirational quotation in the video below. You'll also discover a bit more about a favourite place of mine in Yorkshire (England!) - this time the video location is the darkness of my back garden (erm)!...
(NOTE: Yes, *I* wrote any captions you see in this video. It's called self-deprecation, and it's mostly a healthy thing (I think!).)
Receiving feedback is actually the only way we can develop personally, or professionally for that matter - it's the only way we know if we're improving: improving as a person, or in how we do our job, or even in how we play (playing an instrument or playing football or even playing the fool!...).
(Of course, feedback is vital in our intimate relationships too. Has to be.)
Yes, all forms of growth stem from feedback.
And even if you reject the feedback you get, it's still good to hear it (you may 'know better', after all).
So Ken's words are apt, indeed. Feedback is what feeds us, enables us to grow.
And yet, how many of us run away from feedback, consider it to be a source of conflict and pain rather than the source of our growth!
Or is that just me?
I know I'm not brilliant at receiving feedback, especially if that feedback is negative. I love asking for feedback if I think it's going to be some kind of praise, naturally, but maybe that kind of feedback, whilst pleasant, doesn't really help us in the long-term...
Hmm, as I say, I know I run away from feedback far too often.
I guess I never realised how important it was for my growth (until now).
So most of the work I do is of a passive nature: no clients (to complain); no work colleagues (that moan about me). I don't even that many friends in my life (that might disagree with me, from time to time - oh how horrible of them).
Feedback from the self, can often be the most powerful!...
The thing is, I started these Weekly Wonder inspirational quotes in the first place to try and get more from the inspirational quotes that flood the internet; to try and make myself (and you) more accountable to the wisdom that is everywhere. I then decided to record my thoughts on YouTube. And now here I am writing them down on this page too.
All because a) I don't know everything, b) neither do you but c) we all know more than we think.
And the only way we can fully appreciate what we know, and what we don't know, is via the feedback of others.
So here I am, asking for feedback from you...
1. Do you like reading about these inspirational quotes
2. Do you like watching my inspirational quotes videos
3. How could I improve things?
4. How else could I ask for feedback? (Where else?)
5. How do YOU ask for feedback? Do you ask for feedback, even?
Yes, I'd love to know your thoughts re my Weekly Wonders, or even about these feedback inspirational quotes...
What YOU wonder?...
Please tell me what you think about the Weekly Wonder (& Monthly Marvel). And I'd love to hear your wisdom, and insights regarding any of the feedback quotes shared here, too... You can leave comments below! :-)