Positive feedback loop

Feeling deep this morning while listening to an early Kinsta podcast with Joe of WP Buffs. It’s a great conversation about business and entrepreneurship. Joe is such a positive guy it’s infectious and I’ve seen it pervade in his organization.

It made me think about how I need to act more positively. I do my best to think and be positive about life, but am I acting positive? Do I give positive feedback as much as I give critical feedback? Is it possible to live giving only positive feedback? The last one we can ponder forever but the amount of positive feedback that you give doesn’t need to be measured. It just needs to be given.

If you know me you know I like to be critical. In a lot of cases it is great to be critical. At work I look at problems to find their cause. When biking I am critical of where I ride my bike so that I don’t get run over or ride off a cliff. These are situations where being critical is good and helpful.

Criticizing anyone’s home cooked meal is maybe good and helpful but only if the meal is rancid or poison. Otherwise it’s known as a situation where if you don’t have anything nice to say: yo keep yo damn mouth shut.

While I am not proposing that I try to live without being critical of anything, I am proposing that I try to accentuate the positive.


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