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Keep Samuel Goldwyn’s motivational quote handy the next time someone “rains on your parade.” I’m sure you can think of someone. Right? I was showing a neighbor my new garden because it came out better than I ever dreamed. Are you ready for her brilliant comment? “Joyce, you should put woodchips on the dirt because it looks too much like a forest.” I decided not to respond because the whole idea was to create my garden so it would look natural – like a forest! 😉
We can decide to listen to our critics or simply ignore them. This neighbor has a beautiful garden. Her garden is manicured with all the pink flowers planted in perfect rows. I understand why she had to add her two-cents because my garden is totally different than hers. I only wish I could always be as open to critical people when issues are a bit deeper.
I take constructive feedback very seriously because feedback is important to grow personally and professionally. The problem with most people is that they forget an important word – constructive. Sarcasm and judgment are not part of the equation to get good results.
It’s your turn. Please comment in the blog or send me an email HERE when someone offered criticism that wasn’t constructive.