Great thoughts Claire.
Whether I agree with someone’s feedback or not, the person providing it does. So the perception is there. And the critical point is that I’m not showing up in a way that I intend to.
It’s easy to debate and defend and try to change one person’s mind. But there’s many others who also see that behavior. And don’t give us the privilege of candid feedback to help us grow. We serve ourselves much better when we take that moment and reflect on how our behavior caused this perception.
Otherwise we’ll keep giving off a perception that doesn’t align with our intentions.