Where did our hiding from praise come from?

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“Anything's possible if you have enough NERVE."
― JK Rowling

One of the things we talk don’t really ever talk about is receiving love and praise.  

Notice how when someone compliments your outfit you then immediately tell them how you got it on sale. 

How when you host a get together, you tell everyone it was no big deal. 

When you win, you silently celebrate and move on.  Just a few people really know about your successes.

Where did this hiding from praise come from?

There’s something to be said for sharing that your new pool slides were $15 instead of the going $200 rate.  There’s fun in sharing you were smarter than everyone else and got the deal of the century.  

It’s kind to accept the event was for the greater good and for not about you. 

No one likes a bragger.  

But it’s a slippery slope too.  This thing that we do.  

If we don’t accept with open arms compliments, acts of love and praise, gifts.  If we don’t accept outlaid, then we silently push them from us.  

This is what I believe. 


The worst thing I can do is think I don’t deserve the compliments, the praise and the thank yous. 


They are confidence killers.  

Someone is saying to you - thank you.  

Accept it.  

Cherish it. 

Do more just like it.  


You are amazing just as you are.  Right now. 

No makeup. 

No bra. 

With all the “shoulds” in the world.


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You are amazing right now. 
Just as you are.


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Ashleigh Blatt

Woman, Wife, Mama of 2, Business Owner & Podcaster.  At GWC Management we improve corporate conversations and maximize productivity.  It's that simple and that difficult.  New Mompreneur on Fire Podcaster & Blogger discussing that tough job of balancing babies and businesses with grace - err - most of the time!