Earlier today I was on a webinar and towards the end the opportunity to have your blog audited came up. I remember hesitating for what felt like 5 minutes, but was in actuality probably less than 5 seconds, before I quickly typed in the url of my blog. The second I realized my website was the first one listed, I felt my stomach turning, lol. I don’t know why I was nervous…lies…I do. I didn’t want her to criticize me. How does that work? I want the feedback so I can figure out what to improve, but I don’t want to be told I suck??
It dawned on me that the same is true in other areas of life. How can we expect to get better if we can’t take constructive criticism? Coddling and being told “it’s ok” when it’s not may feel good in the moment, but 5 minutes later you’re still stuck in the same place you’re trying to get out of.
I think the reason we don’t really want to hear the truth (cause that’s all it is. They’re not hating on you) is because we don’t really want to do the work that it’s going to take to improve. Once it’s pointed out what needs to change, the “ignorance is bliss” bubble’s been popped.
So my motivation to you today is to allow yourself to get better, don’t fight progress, and invest the time and effort it’s gonna take you to get to the next level. Whether that’s blogging, losing weight, redoing a project, or switching gears altogether.
Now I don’t’ believe that any willy-nilly has the authority to criticize you, however when it comes from a voice you actually respect, don’t catch feelings. It’s meant to HELP you. My blog audit ended up not being bad at all, and I’m happy to be aware of the tweaks I need to make. So be open to direction if you’re serious about reaching your destination.