It starts with you
March 26, 2014 at 9:44 PM
Have you ever noticed how you feel when you put on your Sunday best? You probably walk a little taller with a swagger, right? I know when I look good, I feel good.
I wonder if the same holds true for when you say something good, you feel good? My guess is that it does. Think about it. When you pay someone a compliment, sure you make the one receiving the compliment feel good, but you also feel good. That’s the funny thing about giving.
Like the old saying goes, it’s better to give than to receive.
Having said that, it makes me think that, if I will feel better just for saying something good to someone, I’m going to say it as much as possible.
And here’s another crazy thought: what if that other person was you. That’s right, you tell yourself compliments or get in the routine of patting yourself on the back. It’s an easy way to put yourself in an empowering state. Why wait for someone else to give you the compliment. Start with you. Because before you can compel others to take action, you first have to compel yourself.