Seek Criticism: No News Is Not Good News

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Do you want your boss to be brutally honest about how you're doing? Or would you rather work, day in and day out, in blissful ignorance until it comes time to trim the office fat and you discover that you're at the top of the layoff list for your lackluster performance?

While criticism can be hard to hear, good criticism from above (or wherever it might come) helps you identify where you're doing well and focus on where you need to improve. In the long run, hearing and acting on constructive criticism may make you more secure in your job.