The Most Powerful Way To Accept A Compliment


Aymeline Valade photographed by Christina Macdonald for Vogue Paris April 2016

What do you usually say when you receive a compliment?

Instead of simply saying “thank you,” we often start explaining and justifying ourselves, or even worse, apologizing. Sound familiar? While internally we may think that this type of behavior prevents us from appearing arrogant or selfish, in reality we just end up ruining the compliment.

As James Clear points out, simply saying “Thank You” fully acknowledges the person who made the compliment and allows you to enjoy the moment as well.

In fact, you can make your life better by choosing to say thank you in these 7 situations.

Try it, and notice how your energy instantly changes to soft, abundant acceptance.

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