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Sharing the spotlight
Tell them they are great. Tell them that you notice the work they do. Tell them that it matters. And most importantly, tell them that you think of them.
Just because you let someone know they are doing great doesn’t mean it’ll get to their head. Just because you compliment someone else on the work that they do, doesn’t mean it takes away from how you, yourself, are also great. Telling someone they are wonderful doesn’t make you a suck up or a goody-two-shoes.
Allowing others to have the spotlight can bring so much joy to someone’s day, especially in the hustle bustle of the type of society we currently live in. A small gesture of giving something to someone because it reminded you of them, can be so empowering for others, and for you.
I often hear that people say that they are not in the business of what they do to be told they are doing great work. But I am also a believer in that even if being told you are great is not the sole purpose of why you do what you do, it does not mean you still don’t deserve credit where it’s due every now and then.
Imagine if we lived in a world where giving and receiving compliments was commonplace. How much more beautiful the world would be.
I challenge you to allow yourself to hand the spotlight to people in your life every so often. Allowing others to shine makes you a star.