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Not All Feedback is Helpful. Separate the Good from the Bad.

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Feedback: The More the Better?

We’re All Scientists

“If it disagrees with experiment, it’s wrong. In that simple statement is the key to science.”

One Change at a Time!

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Filter Out the Noise: Is This Person Looking to Help?

“The first step in evaluating feedback is sizing up who it came from. You want feedback from people who care about you and what you do.” — Austin Kleon, Show Your Work

“Do people you respect or care about leave hateful comments on the Internet?”

“Do you really want to engage with people who have infinite time on their hands?”

Calibrate Your Instruments: Is This Person Credible?

“I only accept and pay attention to feedback from people who are also in the arena. If you’re occasionally getting your butt kicked as you respond, and if you’re also figuring out how to stay open to feedback without getting pummeled by insults, I’m more likely to pay attention to your thoughts about my work. If, on the other hand, you’re not helping, contributing, or wrestling with your own gremlins, I’m not at all interested in your commentary.”- Brene Brown, Daring Greatly

“There’s a spectrum between mediocre work and good work. And as anybody who’s worked as an artist or creator knows, it’s a spectrum you’re constantly struggling to get on top of. The gap is between doing anything and doing nothing.”

Recognize Your Correlations: Can I Own This?

“To go wrong in one’s own way is better than to go right in someone else’s.” — Fyodor Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment

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We Get What We Recognize

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