Are you open to feedback? I mean are you really willing to hear what others have to say? Most of us (if not all) will say we are…until someone tells us something we do not want to hear. Throughout my Air Force career, I have told people that if they asked for my opinion, I was going to give it. Every single person has always said that is good and they wanted my honest feedback…until they asked. I, too, have fallen into this trap where I asked for feedback and received some harsh responses I wasn’t ready for. At the time it hurt, but I soon realized there were things in there I could work on and fix. Find that person willing to be honest with you.