I feel confident saying that no matter who you are, you want to be great at something – awesome in fact. There are a variety of reasons for wanting to be awesome, from self-satisfaction to a self-serving ego. Whatever your reasons, I want to share a concept called the feedback loop and how this applies to the development of skill.
Feedback, as the name suggests, provides us with information. This information is incredibly valuable to a person like myself constantly seeking opportunities for growth and development. However, like all information, having it is not enough – it needs to be applied.
I feel as though feedback is an overlooked aspect of skill development, and I suspect this is because it’s often confused with failure. When the feeling of failure sets itself upon us a slew emotions tend to follow such as disappointment, embarrassment and self-doubt. None of those emotions bring anything positive to the table, so it’s in everyone’s interest to shift the perception of failure to feedback.
How do we apply feedback effectively?
The concept is extremely simple. I just want to introduce the idea to you today. Now’s the time to let me know what examples you’d like to see used when I expand on the topic. Let me know in the comments.
What this diagram doesn’t explain is how we measure effectiveness of a methodology. I’ll be discussing this soon, make sure you don’t miss out.
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