Are you the type of individual who values sincere feedback and welcomes constructive criticism from customers, associates and family members? Sometimes getting feedback can be an unpleasant experience, especially when it hasn’t been requested. Without timely feedback, it’s utterly impossible for a person to accurately identify his or her shortcomings, correct bad habits and profit from mistakes.
I can’t think of any professional athlete or top-producing sales rep who has become successful by avoiding critical feedback. Unsuccessful people often reject feedback and avoid taking personal responsibility for their actions. They have difficulty admitting weaknesses and when confronted, they’ll frequently respond to feedback by lashing out in anger to deflect blame or deny responsibility.