Caring enough to be criticized
Seth Godin said, “If you care enough about the work to be criticized, you’ve learned enough today.”
I’m applying Seth’s comments out of context and beyond his intent so don’t blame him for what follows.
Refusing to change what needs changing isn’t about the presence of fear it’s about “bad love.”
Bad love puts comfort before innovation.
Bad love puts ease before service.
Bad love puts calm before progress.
Good love faces criticism, discomfort and resistance in pursuit of the higher good.
Effective leaders overcome their fears with love.
Do you love something enough to be criticized?
It is the ONLY way to improve…
I am preparing for my writers critique group as I read this. I agree with Jim.
I know you have vision to be a great writer. Why else would you face criticism?
It may not be the only way (per Jim) but it is surest way to walk the talk. Leadership is above all setting the value system and demonstrating through actions expectations concretely
Crisp and clear. You are right on… Leaders set value systems. Value systems drive mission. Values are set by behaviors not words. Loads of wisdom in your single sentence! Wow.