Note: I updated this post in January 2019 for clarity and additional resources.
After spending a few days in London, I noticed something: Brits seem to be uncomfortable taking compliments. I want to share some tips on how to take a compliment and practice receiving.
As a Spirit Junkie who believes in self-love and self-empowerment, I am here to shine some light! If it’s hard for you to take a compliment, this message is for you. Watch the video or keep reading.
Deflecting compliments affects your attracting ability
If you have a hard time taking compliments, I want you to understand how detrimental it is to your capacity to attract more into your life. If someone is giving you a compliment, they’re energetically responding to the good work that you put out, to the good energy that you put out. If you deflect it, then in effect you’re denying and cutting off your capacity to receive more.
How does your energy shift when someone compliments you?
Begin to see how your energy shifts when somebody gives you a compliment. What is it within you that doesn’t believe you’re worthy of receiving it? And start to get clear. Maybe there’s some past stuff that you need to clean up, or maybe limiting beliefs are holding you back. Become more conscious of what it is within you that’s holding you back from receiving positive reinforcement.
Practice saying “thank you”
For the next 30 days, try this practice. Anytime someone gives you a compliment, instead of deflecting it, say, “Thank you.”
As uncomfortable as it may be, just test-drive this awesome experience of simply saying thank you.
Even in that discomfort, you may find that you’re making shifts. And many of us know that we have to be in those uncomfortable situations in order to create change and create a new pattern.
Trust that that discomfort is really heightening your capacity to change.
Why it’s important to be able to take a compliment
We must become more receptive to taking compliments. Because we all have big work to do and great things to achieve. We can’t be of high service if we’re not owning our greatness. And part of owning our greatness is allowing the world to reflect that back to us.
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