Linda Clark, MHRM

The Internal Conversation: The Pause Before the Pivot

We know we need feedback. It’s an integral part of our creativity and innovation. We thrive when we continue to grow and implement positive change. We know this, and yet in conversation after conversation, we discover that each of us has experienced the heart-racing moment where feedback and fear become synonymous, and we lose sight of choice.

The first moment we receive feedback is an opportunity for mindfulness and a choice to pivot to action. The challenge we face in that moment can include conflicting messages, emotional responses, a visit from imposter syndrome, and the whispered voices of failure past. In that moment, how do we find our stillness, revive our courage, and make the powerful pivot to our response of choice?