Just for once, when people get a compliment I want to hear them say things which mean modesty is not eroding self worth and limiting potential:
—"Thanks for noticing. I've been at the hairdresser today, and went on a health journey to look great for this event."
—"That means a lot. I busted my arse for years and sacrificed so many things to get here to this moment."
—"You're terrific. I appreciate it so much. I have worked my way up from the bottom of this company, studying at night to get this promotion."
Please. Enough of the modesty. If you have put in effort and it's being noticed, just own it.
As Marianne Williamson put it, "Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us.
"There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. "
Let your light shine bright.
Celebrate your hard work and dedication to your craft.
Own the compliments. And honour other people by receiving them.
And unashamedly LIVE to YOUR POTENTIAL.