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Accept Praise with Humility, but Accept It

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Accept Praise with Humility, but Accept It

Accept Praise with Humility,
but Accept It

When you know you’ve done something great, and someone in your life takes the time to tell you how well you did, they don’t expect you to hide your pride. On the other hand, no one likes a bragger, so you needn’t go overboard with praising yourself either.

Accept praise with humility, say thank you for the compliment, and try to keep doing what you’re doing well. Don’t get embarrassed when you get a pat on the back, but don’t use that pat on the back to get out of doing any more work for a while either.

It is important that you don’t get too full of yourself and forget to keep going after the prize. But also make sure that you don’t dismiss praise as undeserved, or give that impression to the person giving the compliment.

If you’ve done well, you deserve to be recognized, and no one should diminish the moment for you, not even yourself. If someone pays you a compliment on a job well done, you probably earned it, and they want you to know that they noticed. Don’t over-think it or tell them where you went wrong.

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Give Credit Where Credit Is Due

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Don’t forget to thank those who have helped you along the way

Don’t forget to thank those who have
helped you along the way

When life is going well, it can be tempting to “toot your own horn.” You can be proud of your accomplishments, but don’t forget about the people who have helped you along the way, and those who continue to help you now.

No matter how hard you’ve worked to get where you are today, you can’t do it alone. There are always helping hands along the way, and people who have given you resources, worked alongside you, or just offered moral support when it was needed.

To those who have assisted you in one way or another, don’t forget to say thanks. Give credit where credit is due. You would likely not appreciate being overlooked after doing someone else a favor or working hard on a project, so you owe it to others to let them know they are appreciated.

Never forget about the help you’ve been given. It is through a great number of experiences that you have become who you are. You may depend a great deal on others or consider yourself to be very independent. Either way, you haven’t lived life completely alone, and it’s a good idea to recognize that.

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Keep Your Criticism Constructive: You Will Feel Better

Andy Core is an expert in Work-Life Balance, Wellbeing, and Peak Human Performance.

Yelling at someone rarely gets the results you hope for, and it will probably make you feel guilty

Yelling at someone rarely gets the results you hope for,
and it will probably make you feel guilty

Yelling at someone rarely gets the results you hope for, and it will probably make you feel guilty

When you get mad or frustrated, whether it’s with a co-worker, friend, spouse, or child, it can be easy to go off the handle. Sometimes you even feel better for a minute after you yell and hurl some insults. But most often there will be a fallout after you lose your temper.

At the very least, you have probably hurt the feelings of someone you really care about, or someone you will have to continue to deal with on a daily basis. You will likely have to swallow your pride and apologize, which may or may not make the other person feel better.

It is far preferable to deal with problems in a calm and rational manner from the beginning. If you present an issue in an appropriate way, feelings may still get hurt, but not to the point that shouting and name-calling will bring. And you are far more likely to be able to work things out.

No one likes to be approached by an angry person, and chances are, if you start out the conversation with yelling, any real problems you address will be overlooked and unresolved. So approach criticism delicately. And try to have a solution in mind to suggest as well.

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