Separate Fact From Feeling

When debriefing post success or failure, are you separating your feelings from facts?

One of the biggest mistakes we can make reflecting upon past events is emotional reasoning.

Just because you feel something, does not make it true.  Or, just because something is true, doesn’t mean that your feelings will always align to support the facts.

An effective debrief will separate the facts of a situation from the feelings of a situation. Making sure that both facts and feelings are expressed and acknowledged helps us to debrief accurately from success or failure, and move forward productively to tackle the next project.  Both feelings and facts are important, but they are often intertwined and if not separated, leave us confused and vulnerable to misunderstanding and repeated mistakes.

Are you expressing your feelings and the facts separately and effectively?

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