Why Negative Feedback is Important

Why Negative Feedback is Important


Hey what’s up everyone? My name is Chris Hughes live from my house in Orlando, Florida and in this video I want to talk about the importance of negative feedback.

Negative Feedback a lot of the times when we hear that, you initially start to feel not too good about yourself.

Personally when I hear negative feedback, I immediately think “sh^# I screwed up, what did I do wrong? How can I fix it?

You might be the same way. You might not be.

The thing that we all need to keep in mind is that negative feedback is actually very important for us.

I’m just going to give you a little scenario here.

So I want you to picture yourself out on the ocean…

You have a nice sailboat, the winds blowing and you’re just going towards a specific destination, one of your favorite islands…

You see it in the distance…. you’re going towards it…and then you decide to just put auto-pilot on and you sit back and relax. You have a sip of your favorite cocktail.

You get up to look where you’re going and what you notice is that you’re way to the left of the island.

So what do you do?!

Well, instead of completely freaking out, crying and having an emotional breakdown all you need to do is recognize “there’s the island”, turn and self-correct it so that you’re going back towards your original goal.

and that’s what’s important to remember with pretty much everything we do in life.

We’re going to experience a lot of set-backs, but it’s important to realize that these set-backs are actually important for us.

By learning from these negative experiences, this negative feedback, we’re able to take what we’ve learned and self-correct. Ultimately reaching the goal at some point in the future.

Keep that in mind the next time you have a really tough problem that you know is making you sad, or angry. One that’s making you want to give up on your dreams.

Just realize that the negative feedback that you’re getting has a positive side-effect to it.

There is something that’s better, something that you can learn from. Something you can benefit from.

All you’ve gotta do is look for that thing.

Whether this is just self-correcting something, or taking it as it is and realizing that “this is a bad day, I’ve gotta accept that and just move on”.

I’ve got one question for you…

What do you do when you experience negative feedback?

How do you handle it and do you have any tips for me or anyone else watching these videos or reading this?

Leave your comments below!

Chris Hughes

Chris loves learning, going on adventures, surfing and having fun. Chris on Google+

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Chris Lockwood - July 11, 2012 Reply

Great points. Too many people want to gloss over things, rather than give honest feedback that would help fix a problem or improve the situation.

“Does this dress make me look fat?”
“No, your 30 extra pounds of flab makes you look fat!”

Chris Hughes - July 11, 2012 Reply

yeah I’ve fond the honesty helps use grow more than trying to sugar coat things. 

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