I really don’t hear compliments too well. Well, let me rephrase that…I can hear them and they sound quite lovely. I just sometimes forget I deserve them. Sometimes its hard to remember to simply accept kind words graciously. This without immediately downplaying the glamorous applause so earnestly given at times.
Because it is my habit to cut said congratulatory efforts short with all that I’m sure I have not done to fully accept it. Case in point, this blog! I am currently elbows deep in redesigning it from the bowels of its meta tags to the top of its newly refreshed Header. I am so happy with how its coming around. But do you think I could just take a “Great job”, “Fantastic”, or “Awesomesauce” compliment on it? Nope.
I simply say “Thanks” right before I mention how much more I have yet to do on it. So in earnest fashion I have always praised my little girl so that she would know the proper way to accept compliments. So that she could easily accept the good that others see in her. Now the only issue is that she says “Thank you” it is immediately followed by…”I know”, “I am”, or “I do”.
So it appears we’ll both be working on accepting compliments better in the future. Do you relate to this at all?