How to Reframe Negative Feedback
Have you ever felt a sting as someone told you why your project was bad?
Did you get mad and then only to realize a couple seconds later that you overreacted for nothing? I've been there before and it's not fun. You create a life based off of reacting to things when you do this.
If you can reframe that negative reaction, and instead convince yourself that:
- The other person does not have malicious intent towards you
- There's valuable feedback and a lesson that can be learned from this
- It might be bad feedback or it may be good feedback, but you can't let your ego control how you react
If you can do that, then you will start to love negative feedback. It can either help you grow, or help reinforce that other people can't understand you and you need to do a better job of convincing them that they're mistaken.
Either way it's you taking the responsibility.
So I started a YouTube channel and I'm having a lot of fun with it so far. Here's me elaborating further on the topic of reframing negative feedback.