Do Take Compliments To Heart
Humans are criticism magnets and compliment repellants. It makes absolutely no sense.
Author, podcaster (and keen surfer) Srinivas Rao said this :
I’ve had hundreds of 5-star reviews. I can’t remember any of them. But on my first book I had one 1-star review and I can remember every single word of it— “I hope this guy can surf better than he can write, because his writing sucks.”
We’re like metal detectors for criticism. If there’s a negative judgement of us out there, we’ll find it. And if we find nothing, we criticise ourselves!
Worse, we miss compliments — brush them off, don’t let them settle. We dismiss, qualify or never even notice.
Take compliments to heart. Let each one be a little lego brick sticking to the one before it. Build yourself a positive, valued, resilient, you.