Edit this Published in Freakonomics Radio When Is a Negative a Positive? Listen 7 min Queue Download this audio Want to embed this player? Use the code below. More info. <iframe frameborder="0" scrolling="no" height="130" width="100%" src="https://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/wnyc/#file=/audio/json/274082/&share=1"></iframe> Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Email a Friend Sure, we all like to hear compliments. But if you're truly looking to get better at something, it's the negative feedback that will get you there.