Two Minute Drill: Turning Feedback into Fuel for Improvement
What’s up Kaizenovators, happy Tuesday Two Minute Drill. Today’s topic of conversation is feedback. Yesterday, I was in my accountability group call. Great friends, great people, and smart minds, and I received some feedback about some of the content that I’ve been creating online recently. My buddy was like, “Basically, what the fuck are you doing?”
The Power of Feedback
It didn’t make any sense to him. He was confused by the content that I was creating. Quite honestly, I agreed with him, and it’s an area that I know that I’m just not strong in. Some of this new content that I’ve been creating over the last several months was a little bit painful for me to hear.
Of course, I understood where it was coming from. It was coming from a great place, from a great heart, from a great soul, but it was still hard to hear nonetheless. I had to remind myself that the feedback that we get is constructive, sometimes even painful to hear, does not define us, and it doesn’t tell us who we are. It gives us feedback, it gives us information, and it gives us data so that we can make improvements.
As I create more of this content online, not the TMDs, but this other content that I’m creating through these other videos, I have to get beyond the feelings that I have about inadequacy and not feeling good about myself and how I’m creating these videos. I need to use this feedback in a way that actually inspires me to do even better. To think really hard about what I am trying to accomplish. What value am I really trying to create so that I can deliver a better product?
So, when we get feedback that is sometimes difficult to hear or hurts our soul, um, it’s okay.
Just remember, it doesn’t define us, and we can use it to fuel us, and inspire us to be even better as we move forward. That’s this week’s Two Minute Drill. Talk to you guys next week.