Years ago I read this, "ask for a slap in the face"! When creating or doing things you tend to ask people what they think about it. Most of the times they will say it's okay because they do not want to hurt your feelings. Next time instead of asking what was good, ask them what's wrong. Give them a chance to be truthful in their criticism. It might hurt but in the long run it's better then the usual pat on the back.(Paul Arden).
In good days I can do it, in my vulnerable days I appreciate the pat on the back!
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