Listen carefully to criticism, it might be your best teacher.
When Musk was working on the first versions of Tesla, he asked people what they did not like about their cars instead of what they liked. He built the first prototype of the Tesla Roadster and gave test drives to a few potential customers. He got quite a few negative reviews. He listened to the critiques carefully and improved his model.
“It’s very important to actively seek out and listen very carefully to negative feedback. This is something people tend to avoid because it’s painful, but I think this is a very common mistake.”
- Criticism creates improvement.
When you receive negative criticism, evaluate whether it has value to you, learn from it, and act on it.
- Create a feedback loop for yourself.
Always seek others’ opinions and discover how you can do better.