Lately a lot of folks have been heavy into the self-love. That’s fantastic – self-esteem and whatnot. I really don’t want to hear about it though, and neither does anyone else, okay?
I come from a place where humility and hard work are valued. That’s not to say I’m not vain and lazy, because I am both. Where I come from you don’t brag on yourself, tell people how great you are, or constantly try to one-up. Where I come from, people who do that are considered assholes.
In a overall dull season of RHNY, Carole and LuAnn constantly try to outdo each other with petty one-upmanship, and it reduces both women to their least interesting selves. Let others shine light on your accomplishments. Reconsider listing your best qualities to others in conversations that are not job interviews. Confidence is knowing your strengths and letting others discover them. The insecure boast in an attempt to distract from their profound weakness. When you are constantly complimenting yourself, it leaves no room for others to compliment you. Ever notice that? I was talking to a woman the other day and I slipped a kind word into our conversation. Her response to my flattering remark? “Yeah, I know.” Well, if you know, then I guess I don’t have to tell you. And from now on, I won’t.
False modesty is gross. I’m not suggesting you deny your talent. I’m just suggesting you let others praise you for it.