Over the weekend, a dear friend provided me with feedback I knew in my heart, but needed to hear from someone else. I joked at the time that she was staging an intervention, but the longer I’ve thought about what she told me, the more her words mean to me. And the moment reminded me of this quote from Randy Pausch, most famous for his “Last Lecture.”
“When you see yourself doing something badly and nobody’s bothering to tell you anymore, that’s a bad place to be. You may not want to hear it, but your critics are often the ones telling you they still love you and care about you, and want to make you better.”
I’m blessed to have people in my life who offer candid, insightful reflection of who I am, where I’m going, and the potential I have to grow and change. I’m taking the offered feedback seriously and making some significant changes as a result.
What aren’t you telling someone in your life that could help them become a better version of themselves?