I'm due for a performance review at work and have discussed as much with my boss, a very nice woman.
I know there are things I need to work on, but I also know there are things that I've worked my a** on. I'm worried that I'll end up more focused on the things that didn't work than the things that did. (Given my very sensitive nature on criticism)
I''m not expecting a bad review, per se.. but I am expecting a review that might not make me feel good. (Though performance reviews never were my favorite things) I've had both extremely good reviews and 1 extremely bad review (ending with me leaving the company 1 month later), but never anything in between. And I'm expecting something in between this go-round. Which I KNOW isn't bad, but I'm not sure my anxiety is cooperating on this idea.
I think I might need some words of wisdom or at least something to repeat in my head to remind myself that this is an opportunity to improve myself and receive credit for what i have done and not necessarily a critique on my performance or person.