We all appreciate being told “Good Job” from a boss, colleague, partner, friend. It feels good! It boosts our confidence. It makes us want to do more, do better, be better.
However at times, even though we know we have done a good job, no “Good Job” acknowledgement comes our way.
How does that make you feel? Do you get upset that they do not see it? Do you feel underappreciated, less than, angry? Do you want to change jobs, move away, discontinue the friendship or partnership?
Just because you know the importance of encouraging others, showing appreciation to others, and giving feedback, doesn’t mean that everyone does. For whatever reason, some people never learn the importance or the impact that a positive acknowledgement or compliment makes. Sure, as much as we want praise from others, it does not always happen.
What is most important is to acknowledge ourselves, say “Good Job” when we know that we have done well. Give yourself a pat on the back, a high five, a thumbs up, a “Yes!”.
We need to rely on our own selves to boost our confidence, acknowledge what we have done, be proud of who we are and who we are becoming.
Look inside yourself. That is where the truth lies. That is where your biggest admirer and critic is. And that is who is most important! How YOU view yourself. How YOU encourage yourself. How YOU inspire, motivate, and elevate yourself.
Don’t wait for others to give yourself that much deserved acknowledgement. Boost your own confidence! Celebrate you! Hug yourself! Love yourself!
With Light and Love,