We all know.. “The comment”
It always follows whatever statement someone just made about whatever they were asked about..
“Oh, great church. Love that place. (Insert sideways comment here about pastor, congregation, worship ministry, children’s dept, etc)”
“Oh, he’s a good player. Used wayy too much reverb. But a good player” (most likely mine)
You’d think this article would be about avoiding this, and while I don’t love people that do it with every description, this is about how it can help you grow..
Quality businesses, people, etc. are always evaluating themselves just to make sure things are ok. What can be improved on, what can get better. Where can we grow?
So sometimes the backhanded compliment is good. If someone had a sideways compliment about you, what would it be?
Can you live with it? If so, great. If not, maybe it’s time to make a change.
This isn’t something you dwell on. We all know we’re never really supposed to worry about what other people think about us. But if we’re trying to get better, as a person, an organization, or a business, sometimes it’s good to hear someone else say “great non-profit; no idea what they’re doing in the ****** dept, but otherwise it’s really great”. Even if it is in our heads..
- John WardClick To Comment