I saw a super silly movie the other day that made me laugh a lot. The name of the movie is Half Magic, you can see the trailer on this YouTube link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0WVwoboiwK0
One thing from the movie that I loved was when someone gives you a compliment, say “Thanks, it’s true!!” I just love it because saying this is so opposite of what everyone always does. So, today I tested it out and I can tell you it feels absolutely amazing.
I got a compliment about the last Ultimate Tri Camp and it made me feel pretty good because I work pretty hard to make that an amazing experience for all who attend. Then I remembered the line from the movie and I said it out loud “Thanks! It’s True!” And wow, my smile got bigger. I just felt good about getting that feedback on all my hard work. So, I mentioned it to my boyfriend and he said to me “No, you can’t say that! People will think you are so full of yourself! That makes you seem so …… I don’t know!”
So I challenged that person and I asked them to try it! I gave them a true compliment and asked them to say “Thanks, it’s true” in response.They said “Wow I do feel good.” I explained that I was not giving them a compliment to make me feel better, but it was a true compliment and I wanted them to feel good.
So next time you get a compliment rather than deflect it, or immediately give a compliment back, say proudly “Thanks, It’s True” and feel your joy.
I challenge you just once to try it today or this week then let me know by sharing how you felt!
Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997 and is currently taking a recovery year after two consecutive years racing at Long and Short Course World Championships. She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Mom and much much more.
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