I don't know why.. this made me smile.
This is Why Your Pictures Suck - The Phoblographer
One of the most important things you can do is find someone who really is brutally honest with you about your work.
(if all you're ever getting are comments like "Nice", " Beautiful", "Great capture", without any "Why would you do that?" or "Hasn't that been done to death?" or just plain "That's really really bad".. then you haven't found that honest friend yet)