If I had my way, I wouldn't do annual reviews, if I felt that everybody would be more honest about positive and negative feedback along the way. I think the annual review process is so antiquated.
Great performers in all fields seem immune to what outsiders think about them. Their sense of themselves never depends on the feedback-positive or negative-they get from the environment.
Feedback is the breakfast of champions.
Once you replace negative thoughts with positive ones, you'll start having positive results.
Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.