Perceptions

Isn’t it interesting how we so often take on negative feedback much easier than positive feedback. My partner Paddy and I facilitated a couple of days with a large corporate client a couple of months back and at the end of it we scanned through the evaluation forms to get a general feeling of how we had done.

What was amazing is that both of us got hooked on the three forms that expressed something slightly critical about ourselves as facilitators. We started making up stories about how this could be so and decided we could have done better and we weren’t as focused as we should have been and…

Hang on – what about the 96% positive comments that people had filled in. Oh – they probably missed our faults so we shouldn’t listen to them.

Makes me wonder how much of the world’s negativity I allow to influence my own belief in my self.

Author: Dale Williams

Dale is based in Cape Town on the southern tip of Africa from where he maintains connections with people all over the world through his portfolio life.