Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Messy Feedback

It is easy for others to make suggestions when they have no skin in the game. They are not the ones who feel the consequences. It is still helpful to get those comments anyway, because the emotional detachment can help those people say things, that need saying, but are hard to say. That are hard to hear. The only people who will understand your context fully, are you, and those who dive in with you. Those who share your story. Deeply. The ones who partner with you, so that your futures are intertwined. Even then, both of you will be figuring it out. That is the messiest feedback loop of all. The stuff that cuts to the bone. The stuff that feels risky, because you worry about if they will leave. So sometimes the same feedback is better if it comes from someone else. Who says something matters as much as what is said. After all of that, the only thing that matters is the next thing you do. That is up to you, and those who dive with you.

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