Updated: Apr 23, 2019
“Correction equals growth, which requires humility”
Have you ever looked in the mirror and thought you looked pretty good then walked out of the bathroom with tissue attached to your shoe? Unknown to you, you were walking around thinking that you looked great, but everyone else could see that you didn't because you had that tissue attached to your shoe. Well, that is kind of how I view being corrected. It’s when you just don’t see certain parts of yourself. Don’t get me wrong, there are parts of you that may look good, but there are just some parts of you that may need some correction.
Being grateful for correction
This might sound silly but I believe we should all be grateful for being corrected. Trust me, being corrected in the moment does not necessarily feel good. Sometimes it’s embarrassing; sometimes it can make you angry and sometimes it can even make you feel discouraged. But the good news is, correction can be used for our benefit.
Just think, if no one told you how to do math correctly, or read correctly, or if your boss never showed you the ropes, you probably wouldn’t be where you are today. Correction is good. We should learn to appreciate our teachers, parents, friends, spouses, bosses and whoever is taking the time to correct us and help us to grow.
On the other hand, many of us also have the authority to correct others, maybe we’re a boss or a parent, or perhaps we’re a trusted friend who is well respected. If we have any level of authority, we should be mindful to correct others with the right attitude and motives. Our intention should be to help the person grow for their sake and the health of the organization if there is one being affected.
Our attitude during the correction
I’m sure there’s a lot more to be written about this topic, but I do think this is one pivotal point to keep in mind. We have to be careful not to have a blah, blah, blah, attitude when being corrected. In other words, when someone is correcting us we have to try not to ignore them. In our mind, we might be tempted to tune the person correcting us out due to pride but it only hurts our own opportunity to grow.
Why I chose correcting carrots
I chose Correcting Carrots because carrots are notoriously known for improving EYE SIGHT and preventing blindness. Similar to carrots, correction helps us to truly see ourselves and not be blinded by areas we need to improve on.
Whether you like this veggie or not, we should all learn to love correction.
Well, I hope you enjoyed this recipe, please feel free to share your personal “Correction equals growth which requires humility" recipe with me. Some of the best recipes are the ones that are passed down. Until next time, I'll Chef Ya Later!
Mean spirited correctors (If there is any truth in their correction, take the good out of it and leave the bad)
Be careful how you correct others so that it will be well received
Be grateful for correction ( it can help us grow)
Be attentive to correction ( Blah, blah , blah, attitude can prolong the growth process)
Correction equals growth, which requires humility
I haven’t perfected this recipe, but it gets better each time I make it!