Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Everyone needs an editor!

I like what Dani Johnson says today in her blog (www.danijohnson.com):

"Editors correct mistakes. They point out errors and help you to adjust, adapt or change. And why? To help you get better.

How do you respond to correction? What do you say to your "editors" at work? (This may be your boss or your manager, or even your coworkers, who correct you in order to help you and the whole team grow.) Do you get defensive? When your faults are called out, do you rebel against the one who pointed them out? Do you refuse to hear what they have to say? This is total rebellion, insubordination and dishonor. Rebellious and insubordinate people try to hide their faults, and they are not teachable.

So do not respond to correction with dishonor. Respond with honor and gratitude, because you NEED correction in order to grow, learn and mature. You need correction in order to get promotions, raises, and bonuses.  Welcome correction! It is the only way you will get where you want to go!

In order to receive correction, you must be teachable.Teachability is the key to long-lasting success, no matter what you do. When - not if - we make mistakes, whether or not we are teachable will determine if we learn from those mistakes or if we continue making the same mistakes again and again. Teachability requires you to put your ego aside and be willing to learn from the "editors" in your life.

EVERYONE needs an editor! We all make mistakes. Editors help us to correct those mistakes and to learn from them. Then, and only then, we can mature and grow to the next level, whether that is in your job, your business, your home or your community."

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