We go about our usual routines in the gym, we start with a quick warm up, we do our usual exercises, we do the usual sets…
Then we go about our usual routines throughout the day, we have breakfast, we take healthy food to work, I eat something i didn’t plan on doing… usually a bar of chocolate, then i feel lame!!
Its the same every day, but how do we ever know of the progress we are making, or how we could be better if no one tells us? We know it ourselves, but we become more willing to make a change when someone else gives us that feedback, it takes an act of humbling ourselves to take on board some advice from someone else!
Cameron and I use feedback to help one another along, here is how feedback works.
- You give an example of something you love about that person, or just a compliment of how well they do something, this builds a persons confidence and they feel GREAT about themselves, who doesn’t love a nice compliment?!
- Then you follow with a “If you wanted to improve” and deliver the feedback, its better than coming out with “you need to do this more” “your not working hard enough” it’s a positive way to help someone improve and to help them reach their goals.
I often ask Cameron for feedback in regards to my lifestyle and how i can be better, and i find it so beneficial both with my eating/drinking and my workout regime, it sinks in more when someone else tells me what i need to do, it makes me sit back and take a reality check of what i need to be doing differently.
As humans we tend to get comfortable and complacent…when it comes to anything really!
So its important to constantly be working to better ourselves, to improve, and fulfill our potential, doing this leads to new experiences, and a better us!
All in all, its great to evaluate ourselves each day, and ask (Did i do my best? What can i do better? Can i try harder?) Not only can we find ways to be better, but we can measure our progress, and feel good about where we are at!
“Feedback is the breakfast of champions“- Ken Blanchard.
“I think it’s very important to have a feedback loop, where you’re constantly thinking about what you’ve done and how you could be doing it better. I think that’s the single best piece of advice: constantly think about how you could be doing things better and questioning yourself.” – Elon Musk, Co Founder of Pay Pal.