BEAN Seattle Blog
When you yourself receive genuine compliments, how do you react to them? Do you get all flustered? Do you try to deflect them? Do you let them go to your head? Do you accept them with self-deprecation? Be able to accept compliments well is a true mark of growth, in my humble opinion.
I have to admit that I am pretty bad at both giving and receiving compliments. I am surrounded by wonderful family, amazing friends, hardworking colleagues at work and dedicated volunteers in BEAN. How often do I express my appreciation to them? Not nearly often enough. When I get complimented on something, I usually get flustered or brush them off. Instead, I should absorb them, be gracious and thankful, and use it to further motivate myself to do more.
In the spirit of complimenting people on work truly well done, we would like to begin accepting nomination for a monthly "Be An Inspiration" award. Essentially, we are looking for young professionals between the age of 21-35 whose deeds can inspire others to excel at being a leader, be a friend and be of service to others. They do not have to be a BEAN member, and they could located anywhere in the world.
Do you know somebody like Anna? Let us know!