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Video: Don’t undervalue your achievements from “What is success and why you might have it already?

October 21st, 2014

Don’t undervalue your achievements from “What is success and why you might have it already? 

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We undervalue our own achievements. Someone will say, “Hey that was a great dinner!” You’ll say, “oh no no no. Found a recipe online.” We always do that. We’ve got to stop doing that. We really do. We have to realize our own achievements and understand “That was a good meal  and I’m proud of that and I will do that again.” We have to look at ourselves through other’s eyes sometimes. We have to let someone praise us and simply stand there — being in theater, where I came from originally That’s my degree is in theater — one of the first lessons I had to learn was simply when someone comes up and says, “Oh, what a great show. You did so well.” and just simply sitting there, taking it in and saying, “Thank You.” There’s nothing to be embarrassed about. It’s nothing to be uncomfortable about. They’re saying you did a great job. Your job is to say “Thank You.” To say anything else insults the person who is praising you. You just said their opinion doesn’t matter to you. I want you to put yourself in their shoes and see you through their eyes. They saw something in you — of they are speaking genuinely — which most people do. They saw something in you that was exceptional. Take that. Accept that. Accept that as a success in your long road of overall success. The next time someone says Thank you. The next time someone praises you, I want you to just stop and say, “Thank you.” 

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