As encouraging as it is to hear your spouse or your friends
or your parents or your colleagues sing your praises from the rooftops, deep
down, you can’t help but remember that they have a significant vested interest
in your success.
Their impression of your talents isn’t exactly an unbiased
And so, their feedback, no matter how complimentary it may be, rolls
off you like water off a duck’s back. It blends into the background. Becomes
the new normal. Simply part of your brain’s landscape.
On the other hand, if a
person who isn’t obligated to love you begins verbalizing your strengths and
expertise right back to your face, that’s a different story.
feedback is complete and impartial. It comes from a source that has no personal
stake or involvement in your success. Meaning, the results reported are a
direct reflection of your actions and behaviors.
And the beauty is, that kind
of feedback can change everything.
I remember periods of my life when I was feeling somewhat
incapacitated to erect the pillars of my daily life. Hanging on by the slimmest
threads of reality, starting to think I didn’t understand the world or myself
And during those times, it was imperative to see signs that the universe was on my side. I would have three or four meaningful conversations with unbiased people
who have given me solid faith in my own capabilities. Their healing words paved
me like an avalanche of light.
It felt like I’ve been given a new way of
momentum. Real breathing room for the first time in a long time.
possible when we believe the truth about ourselves, no matter how beautiful it
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