Yes, today is the day I… gracefully take the win
Own the wins like a champ. No apologies, no minimizing it to “it’s just luck”, no comments saying “anyone could’ve done it”.
I used to get embarrassed anytime anyone ever complimented me. Actually, I still get sheepish with compliments, & i typically have the initial urge to say “it’s no big deal”.
But one thing I’ve been working hard in the last few years is to accept compliments from others unapologetically. It’s tough, especially when one desires the personality trait of humbleness. But I’m a firm believer (at least now I am) that it is simultaneously possible to be humble yet proud.
Today I received some great news. I passed. And with flying colours, so I heard. My 20’s something self would’ve sheepishly put my head down and hesitantly murmur my pass if it passively came up in conversation.
When I reflect, this is equivalent to someone finding the sunshine, & trying to hide that sunshine from others to see. While I also don’t encourage boastfulness or conceitedness, I think it’s important for people to recognize their strengths, self included.
SHARE YOUR SUNSHINE.
Because sunny days won’t always be up ahead of you. I know this from personal experience with failures & setbacks & loss. And when you get back up from these types of situations, all the more reason to celebrate.
So today is the day I gracefully took my win.
I encourage you to Learn to:
❤️ Say THANK YOU proudly ❤️ Smile & share your successes ❤️Do a silly dance, or just like me….carry that folder with your certificate around…lol ❤️ Post a photo of the moment ❤️ Encourage others to do the same
And I encourage you….to take your win unapologetically.