Next time someone asks what you’re working on, show them. No excuses, no caveats. Just, “Here’s where I’m at, these are the problems I’m trying to solve, I’m kind of getting hung up on this one part at the moment. What do you think?” Accept the feedback and suggestions, mull them over, listen for repeat pieces of feedback, have spirited debates. Soon, that feedback loop will be even more sacred to you than your process ever was.
In my experience—especially working at a crazy, complicated place like Amazon—everything Cap says in this post is 100% true.