One of the characteristics of wise people is that they are open to feedback. Feedback from other people can give us needed insight not only into our own lives but into any issue or challenge we may be considering. If you reject feedback, you will hinder your own personal growth.
All of us have things about ourselves that we are unaware of or don’t see. Only by being open to feedback from others can we learn about these areas and make positive changes.
Every one of us has weaknesses. Usually, other people see them before we do!
My theory is that the sooner I know about my weaknesses the quicker I can begin to work on them. So if my zipper is down – let me know! If I have cream on my face – tell me! Again, if I punch you when you give me feedback – how many know you’ll think twice about giving me feedback ever again!
Only people who are proud and arrogant assume that they are always right and other people are wrong – or at least misinformed.
Are you open to feedback? Are you teachable? Wise people are. What about you?
Learning to be open to and receive constructive feedback is vital for all healthy relationships.
You can watch a video of this episode on the Soul Food with Mark Conner YouTube channel.