There's a very simple test to see if you are allowing and accepting
the things that will help you experience success or if you are blocking them. I know you may find it hard to believe that someone would block good things from happening, but it's true. Consider this, if your eyes are closed can you see the hundred dollar bill on the ground. No of course not. Have you ever wondered why some people are "lucky"? It's because their eyes are open. They are accepting the possibility of miraculous events and opportunities in their life and when they come along, they recognize them and they experience them.
Here's the quick test to see if you are blocking opportunities or accepting them. Answer the following question:
HOW DO YOU "TAKE" A COMPLIMENT?
Do you, immediately deflect the compliment by saying, "Oh really it was nothing." or "seriously, it was no big deal"?
Do you, naturally accept the compliment, say "Thank you" and allow yourself to experience the other person's awareness of your skill or beauty, or cleverness or confidence?
You answer will tell you whether you are inclined to block or naturally allow your success through by accepting the situations placed in your path.
How you speak to other people about yourself, is a reflection of how you speak to yourself.
Understand? Blocking compliments is you telling you that you AREN'T the nice, talented, beautiful, hardworking, or special person that someone else just said you were.
Accept all compliments.
Allow yourself to enjoy and bask in the gratitude of others. I'm not suggesting that you SEEK out situations or do things simply to be recognized. I am suggesting that when someone takes the time to compliment you, allow it.
Say, "Thank you, I'm glad you like it" or just "Thank you".
Remember, don't follow your "thank you" with a negative statement about yourself, like.." Thanks, I couldn't afford the one I wanted" or "Thanks, it covers up my ugly legs" or "Thanks, I tried to get something else but this was all I could get".
You believe you.
You will believe yourself, don't give away your accomplishment by discounting the role you played in creating it. If you can't say something nice about yourself, then don't say anything at all.
Discover your purpose with confidence and grace and ALLOW COMPLIMENTS.
Because you are aware of this little simple step, you will now be able to stop yourself from speaking the negative and limiting comments that seem to bubble up when someone pays you a compliment. You will see as you accept compliments from other people, you will start to think differently about yourself and you will see and accept more and more opportunities towards your success!
You can do it, you are awesome!
Make today amazing.