ON ACCEPTING COMPLIMENTS
Yesterday I got a really nice note on Linkedin.
A recommendation even.
It was really nice and I appreciate you Ravi Chagger for writing it.
It really got me thinking about how important it is for us to be able to accept compliments from others.
One of the advantages of being this lovely chocolate hue is people don’t get to see how easily I blush and get embarrassed (yes black people blush too) but I have learned to appreciate compliments by saying thank you to the person who does so.
I learned a long time ago that some times saying thank you for a compliment can be as big a deal as the person complimenting you.
Don’t play it down.
Don’t ignore it.
Don’t say it’s nothing or I am trying.
Accept and appreciate that someone else has recognized you making a positive contribution.
It’s not always the easiest thing to do, but it is very nice.