Who wants to be told to practice more?
Invest more effort?
Step up your game?
No one wants that kick when they already think they are on top of their game and doing great. If you’re delivering a kick in a Performance Review, it’s often received with a little bit of “Wha? I thought I was doing great?”.
That’s why you need a kick, so you keep getting better, so the next review isn’t a case of “Wha? I did great last year?”
You might not like getting a kick, but deep down, you know you need it.