Last week, I watched someone practicing their craft. It was well-executed, but there were a few elements I thought could use some work.
I got to thinking about the giving and receiving of feedback, and I realized this person would not accept my constructive criticism.
I am not one of this person’s truth tellers.
This led me to two thoughts:
- I hope this individual has a truth-teller who can honestly provide feedback.
- Who is my truth-teller, who I would listen to no matter what?
We have to have a truth-teller. Otherwise, we think we are mastering our craft, when in reality, we could make a few improvements.
I look around at others who are practicing their own craft. What I recognize is everyone believes they are doing well, but only a few are as good as they believe.
How have we as a culture so overlooked the truth-teller?
It is easy to over-inflate our egos and believe we are better than we truly are. Ignoring the truth in favor of a mythical reality puts a cap on our abilities and restricts what we have to give others through the practice of our craft.
Who is your truth-teller? Find one this week and take the first step to learning more about yourself.