Approval Is Overrated

“A lot of people look for feedback in their hobbies, but they seek only approval at their jobs.”

Too many people undervalue feedback and overvalue approval.

This post from executive coach and Google business leader Caterina Kostoula explains how taking a stand-up comedy class helped her recognize the difference between the two and better understand that approval is overrated.

She warns that if approval is your driving force you will reduce your risk-taking, diminish the pleasure you get from your work, and approval will become a misleading measure of success.