Something to hone in on at times is feedback, focusing on external feedback mainly although much of feedback is also internal from your own perception. |
Good feedback can be an excellent source of what to persue further, or put further efforts towards. Everybody has limited resourses of time, place and energy, and more emphasis can be put on areas that have a better payoff and bring about better payoffs and more intrinsic vaiue.
A major point is that to get good feedback, you have to engage in the particular area at some level to get the feedback.
If you want feedback on your tennis game, you need to play some tennis. If you want feedback on talking with new people and how that might go, you need to talk to some new people. if you want feedback on you skiing, you need to go skiing at least once which will involve some risk as per maybe falling. But some risk might carry with it some reward and the reward might include good feedback.
Good feedback might come as a part of a mixed review. You write a short story, and someone might like parts of it. You go on a date and someone might like your hair but think you need better muscle tone.
But staying back at the barn and not doing much else will not net you much feedback and you have to fish in that particular area to net the feedback in that particular species. You aren't going to catch Mako in the local lake.
Take note of any good feedback you do get, and amplify it to where you give it some keen attention as these are areas that you could potentially develop further, enhance and even take to the hilt.
Someone who paints casually, might put there painting on display and get some good feedback and then maybe thinking about that could paint a lot more.
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