For many years, okay my whole life really, I have thought playing down compliments was a sign of humility, a sign of ‘not thinking too much of yourself’ of being a non-arrogant human.
But recently I’ve had a massive wakeup call and realised that I’ve been approaching this all wrong. Like SO wrong.
On the latest episode of the Momentum Life Project I outline how this wake up call happened and what I’ve now realised is not me being humble, or ensuring that I do not come across as arrogant or ‘thinking I’m great’. What it’s actually doing is undermining and devaluing the person giving the compliment in the first place. It’s a total lose-lose and, you heard it hear first – it’s stopping right now!
Call it a symptom of imposter syndrome, call it social conditioning or perceived etiquette but whatever it is, it’s something a lot of us suffer with – the inability to accept compliments – and it’s costing us big time!
- I’ll share the worst thing I ever did when rebuking a compliment (still can’t believe I did this!)
- Why for me it’s been building in to a general self-sabotage and a lack of confidence that has had massive implications in other areas
- What the effect is on the person giving the compliment and why we’re hurting them even more than ourselves
- The key words that will change how you think about this forever
I KNOW I’m not alone with doing this so my hope is by sharing this episode far and wide, if I can even impact one other person to stop dismissing the compliments given to them it will go some way to making the world a more confidence-boosted, love-fest of positive words!
PS: I also mention something VERY special on this episode that’s launching in the next few weeks. It buys into this and SO, SO much more! Whilst I’m not going to reveal all the details just yet – I will say, it’s going to be called The Momentum Movement – and it’s something I KNOW can have massive impact on our collective mindset and ability to achieve more in work, life and play. It’s for the high achievers, it’s for the go-getters, it’s for those who know that they have more potential left to reach. It’s for those who understand that personal growth is THE link to every area of success in life.
Join the waitlist at www.themomentumarchitects.com/waitlist and you will not only be given all the details first but anyone on the waitlist who goes ahead and joins the movement will be given some very special bonuses! So jump on now, you have nothing to lose and everything to gain!
Disclaimer: the topics and suggestions discussed on the momentum life project are intended to be general in nature and the information does not constitute individual advice nor take into account your personal circumstances. Always seek the advice of a trained health professional with any questions you may have and before seeking any treatment.
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