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Learn to manage pain to receive feedback

We have two core human needs.

  • We want to learn and grow
  • We also have a need to be accepted and respected and loved the way we are now. Feedback suggests that how we are now is not ok.

However, sometimes, the most painful things in our lives are some of the most important things we've learned in life. To get the most out of feedback, we have to learn to manage the pain to enrich our relationships and to get learning faster.

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Getting a better handle on feedback changes you and how other people perceive you.

People all over the world struggle with feedback.

  • Truth triggers. Is the feedback correct? However, we all have blind spots. It's tricky to figure out what the givers are trying to tell you.
  • Relationship triggers. All feedback lives in the relationship between giver and receiver. We often have a

  • Identity. Ask your friends or colleagues, "what is the one thing I'm doing or failing to do that you think is getting in the way?
  • What is the one thing I could change about how I run our weekly meeting that would be an improvement?
  • What is the one thing th...

Some people are very sensitive to feedback, while others are the opposite. Both have their own challenges with feedback.

Psychologists estimate that 50 percent of our reactions are based on genetic wiring, 40 percent on the story you tell yourself, and 10 percent on the actual circumstances.

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