It’s ‘Why Not’ Wednesday and today’s no fail message is about acceptance. Why is it that we run from compliments and run toward criticism? Is it because it’s easier to believe the worst about us?
When we reject compliments, we discount ourselves and demote the significance of any contribution that we’ve made.
Acceptance of criticism, on the other hand, if they are not constructive, further depletes any value and self-worth we hold in high regard.
But here’s the rub, they both are necessary for growth.
Consider this for today: compliments and criticisms are a gift and when genuinely given is a demonstration that you are living authentically.
Compliments say that you have qualities worthy of noting.
Criticism says that you’re growing.
Compliments say that you’re on the right path and here are a few words of encouragement.
Criticism says that you’re not afraid to fail and try again.
Choose to believe the good about you, choose to endeavor to improve, and choose to open yourself up to receiving love.