Self-Correction vs Self-Criticism


Feedback Readiness Ladder – © Sue Anderson 2019


Being ‘Feedback Ready’ means you are empowered to decide what feedback you take on board and what feedback you don’t.

  • You ask for feedback, rather than avoid it.
  • You assess its value (Do I care? Is it true? Is it useful?)
  • You appreciate the useful bits and disregard the rest.
  • You action the learnings in the real world.

In a nutshell, you can choose to use the feedback as guidance, to improve and grow.  Feedback can be powerful stuff when you use it for self-improvement.  But what if you decide to take the feedback on board, and turn it against yourself?

When you choose to accept feedback, do you use it for Self-Correction or Self-Criticism?

Self -Correction – You take the feedback and:

  • Get yourself back on track
  • Celebrate your learnings
  • Grow and improve
  • Feel motivated to progress.

Self -Criticism – You take the feedback and:

  • Give yourself a hard time
  • Discount your progress
  • Feel not good enough
  • Feel like giving up


Whether you use feedback for Self-Correction or Self-Criticism is up to you.  You might be great at encouraging others to learn and grow, but how does your inner voice talk to you after you receive feedback?

If you would like to know how to move up the Feedback Readiness Ladder, please contact Sue Anderson.


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