Question #1:

“On a scale of 1 to 10, how is our relationship?”

Question #2:

“What would it take to make it a 10?”

Sometimes it takes courage to ask for feedback. First, we potentially open ourselves up to criticism but then we also possibly commit ourselves to changing! Both require a stout heart and a solid sense of self. It is all too easy to sweep things under the rug; indeed some folks have so many elephants in the room, it’s practically a herd.

The rewards of showing a genuine interest in others’ opinions, in the quality of your relationships, and of demonstrating an honest, authentic willingness to listen are tremendous. Ask these questions regularly AND follow through and you will life an extraordinary life.

Closing Quotes

“O would some power the giftie gie us to see ourselves as others see us. It would from many a blunder save us.” – Robert Burns

“If you don’t get feedback, you’re working in a vacuum.” – Peter Maxwell Davies

“If EXCELLENCE is one of your values, not do you evaluate your performance consistently, you BEG others for honest feedback.” – Assegid Habtewold, 9 Cardinal Building Blocks for Continued Success in Leadership

Acknowledgment: Thanks to Jack Canfield and “The Success Principles” for sharing this powerful question.

As always, I share what I most want/need to learn. – Nathan S. Collier