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This is episode #38.
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Episode 38: Self-criticism
In a previous article, we discussed the most common characteristics of successful entrepreneurs.
To be the leader you’ve always dreamed of and to leave your legacy, it’s important to constantly improve in all areas of business and life.
To do that, you need to look at yourself and be critical.
Deep down inside you know that you are not perfect and there’s always room for progress.
If you want to master the leadership game, you need to be examining yourself regularly.
Other people call it self-coaching. And it is coaching. You’re training yourself.
Self-criticism is healthy and comes with a set of benefits but it also hides some traps you want to avoid.
Evaluating our own behavior and accomplishments gives us insights into what’s possible, what needs to be changed, what to do next.
When we sit down relaxed and see things from a different perspective, we discover hidden and lost opportunities, come up with ideas, and pave the way for future actions.
Analyzing our mistakes and what is holding us back, we learn from experience and grow.
Now, there’s a fine line we don’t want to cross. We don’t want to disrespect our own qualities and abilities. We want to be our own best friends and coaches.
When, for example, our goals have not been met, it’s not time to discount or underestimate our actions and attitude. It’s not time for guilt and insecurity.
We did our best, we always do. We just have bad days, that’s all.
It’s time for renewal and reconsideration.
It’s time to reward ourselves for being there for everyone doing our best. Always reward yourself.
And there’s another fine line we don’t want to cross.
As we said, successful entrepreneurs and leaders are self-confident.
But here’s the thing; we don’t want to be extremely confident, because this way we can’t spot problems and issues clearly, we stop learning and improving, we don’t fix mistakes.
Be confident but also self-aware. See yourself as other people do in your organization, team, family, or network. And it’s easier than you think. You can always ask for their feedback.
We want to be honest, vulnerable, and open-minded.
We want to remind ourselves of our accomplishments, success, and greatness and focus on our values.
Set higher goals, be disciplined, and practice.
Add self-criticism to your life and you’ll gain more confidence, you’ll reach higher grounds, and you’ll impact thousands of people’s lives as a thoughtful leader.
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