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Willingness to Listen

It’s difficult to see your own weaknesses. Even when you’re aware of them, correcting your own shortcomings is also difficult. But if your flaws are pointed out by others repeatedly, they will gradually be remedied. Receiving constructive feedback from others depends on you. If you become angry or ill-tempered, you’ll never get direct feedback again and your growth will cease. Even if it hurts sometimes, we should have the willingness to listen to other’s feedback.

By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation

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Willingness to Listen

It’s difficult to see your own weaknesses. Even when you’re aware of them, correcting your own shortcomings is also difficult. But if your flaws are pointed out by others repeatedly, they will gradually be remedied. Receiving constructive feedback from others depends on you. If you become angry or ill-tempered, you’ll never get direct feedback again and your growth will cease. Even if it hurts sometimes, we should have the willingness to listen to other’s feedback.

By Konosuke Matsushita, founder of Panasonic Corporation