Do you remember the things that people tell you about yourself? Do you only remember the bad things? I find it quite difficult to accept compliments, I don’t really know how to respond to them. I always say thank you but I feel like that’s not enough. Should I repay the compliment? I feel that if I do that I’m going to go overboard and freak the compliment-giver out!
Well I’m trying to remember things that people have said about me that I’ll never forget, I realise that that sentence doesn’t actually make sense…but you get what I mean 🙂
About a year ago I did a similar post to this where I asked some of my friends to tell me my personality traits. One of my friends responses was that I have a hat for every occasion. I’m pretty sure she said some more wonderfully profound things but that one has stuck in my head. I know it’s not a compliment as such but I like it, my hats are important to me because they are part of my personality.
I also remember when I realised that I am stubborn, although I didn’t actually realise it, I was told by a tarot card reader in Amsterdam. She came up to us in a bar and all I can remember her saying is that I am very stubborn. I had never been called stubborn before this, at least not to my knowledge and I wasn’t entirely sure that I was that stubborn. Now I often wonder if I was always stubborn or if her ‘reading’ made me become more stubborn because I then believed I should be. My sub-conscious went ding! Maybe I should try to be less stubborn. Is it stubbornness or is it jut being head-strong? Is there a difference? Do I really care? I don’t care which it is because whichever it is I have that trait and it serves me quite well when it needs to.
The content of this post has kind of gotten away from me. My original point was supposed to be about listening and holding on to the compliments that people give you. They mean them, they’re not going to day them if they don’t mean them are they? Who goes around handing out empty compliments? That’s just weird. Ignore the insults, they usually come from a place of jealousy or insecurity.
Don’t ever let anyone make you think you’re not good enough.
Follow your dreams right now! Don’t wait until tomorrow,
next week, next year. Stop planning, start doing 🙂
‘Blind faith is no way to run a world’ – Victor Stenger