This contributor post was written by Tiffany Han.
I’ve written before about getting feedback from the right people, but today I want to address another feedback conundrum that I see frequently: becoming a feedback junkie. And letting it hold you back in your creative business.
It’s natural to want feedback. It’s normal to seek out reinforcement for an idea before you see it all the way through. BUT we often get stuck in the feedback loop of getting one more set of opinions about an idea that we forget to ever take action and launch!
There will always be one more person to ask. There will always be one more helpful article to read. There will always be more available help than you can take advantage of.
If you’re wondering how successful people got where they are now, they took ACTION.
This is not to say that some feedback isn’t good. It can be. It’s also not to say that every single action you take will lead to success. It won’t.
BUT every action you take will lead to learning. And doing things differently next time – which also implies action. (Are you sensing a theme here?)
1. Identify three things that you’re dragging your feet on or still in the process of seeking feedback.
2. Stop it. Now.
3. Close your eyes. Take a deep breath. Imagine what you want this to look like when you execute.
It can really be that simple.
Your turn: Are you going to take the challenge? With what? Have you found yourself becoming a slave to the feedback monster?
*Design by Brittni Mehlhoff for Paper & Stitch