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Take the compliment

“when people tell you nice things, stop shrugging them off as if they are nothing. The sincere compliments you receive are your jewels, – collect them in your heart, – they highlight the beauty of your being and empower you during challenging times. Never say ‘o…h, it’s nothing’ or shrug your shoulders when you hear a sincere compliment. Pause, breathe it in, and really feel its meaning.” -Chane’ L. January-Fleming from Im-A-Be Me Inc.

Here’s a simple tip for improving your self-esteem and training your mind to adopt healthy, empowering, and self-nurturing beliefs;

When someone praises you, let them get away with it.

You’d think this is an easy one, and it is, but we often do everything except for that. We downplay kind words directed at us by explaining them away. We warn people to not be too impressed with us since we grew up that way, had a great teacher, or whatever other reason we come up with for why they shouldn’t praise us.

In my opinion, that’s a waste of conversation and it blows a precious opportunity for you to accept something affirmative about yourself.

If someone were to insult you, you would resist what they said.

Well, then, doesn’t it make sense to accept what they say when they praise you?

You look nice. Accept it. Stop trying to explain it way.
You’re smart. Accept it. Stop offering reasons for why we shouldn’t think so.

Instead of turning compliments away, just say “thank you” and move on. Every time you do so, you send a signal to your brain that says “I’m worthy of that” and your heart smiles and says

“Cheers”

T.K. Coleman

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