It’s easy to blame others.
It’s much, much harder to look within.
But in order to grow, we must regularly auto-dissect.
Turn things around and take a few moments to look into the mirror.
I’ve always insisted on this: that we can’t change others – even if they’ve done something wrong – but we can change ourselves. How we reacted. Or how our role could have changed things.
Here’s why this is relevant to digital growth.
Digital building requires online social interactions, and growth in this realm is a completely new beast for us all.
Finding the right balance between cutting ourselves slack and pointing out our own faults, so we can do better next time, is key to survival in this foreign land.
The more we do it, the more we find to fix. Which sucks, really, because who wants to constantly find faults in what they do?
But the more you do it, the stronger we become.
It’s a crucial feedback loop that allows you to identify weaknesses, and spend necessary resources strengthening them up.
Confidence is born here: from the cross-pollination of knowing your intention is genuine and that you’ve regularly given yourself that well-needed ‘oil-change’. Or just a one-off lube.
If you do find that you need to make changes, don’t be fearful of them. Hold your head up high as you pivot, or find yourself a group of support that can hold your hand as you do (join the NETWORK of SoMeDocs if you’re looking to do it with a group!).
Go ahead and change the direction of your messaging (or its tone), shift to a different platform, or simply take a physical break away from it all.
Find simple fixes for the issues your introspections finds, and make positive, forward growth.