FEEDBACK is either a crutch or a weapon. Use feedback to make your work smaller, safer, and more likely to please everyone (and fail in the long run). Or use it as a lever, to further push you to embrace what you fear (and what you're capable of).
Taken from: V is for Vulnerable by Seth Godin
The need for feedback is built into us from the first time we submit a paper in for grading. It's reinforced by all those cramped little comments college professors squeeze in between the lines and in the margins. It's firmly established in progress meetings, performance reviews, just-touching-base lunches. Feedback helps us get closer to the product our customers need. Feedback helps us get a better feel for what our users want, right? Or does feedback actually create a barrier between us and our best work? Perhaps growth is inherent when the two visions meet as equals and produce something collaborative.