Accept encouragement

Accept encouragement

If someone encourage your good behaviors, then you are worth it. Having that as a basic mindset and also reflect on all your behaviors guarantees great oppotunits to take conscious steps to sustainable health.

Per Olsson, Strength stairs

In the post Encourage good behavior I went through the essence of reminding and being reminded of good behavior. This is an attempt to discuss more around accepting encouragement.

Accept encouragement

To accept encouragement or praise is about being open and grateful, trust the one it comes from and encourament needs to be understandable.

Accepting encouragement in three steps

  1. Say thank you!

    Give thanks for the encouragement, then the probability raises for more of it to come!

  2. Understand!

    Take in and understand the encouragement, ask for a clarification if it is needed for it to reach the targeted goal!

  3. Enjoy your success!

    Provided that you understood the encouragement, that it was factual, then just let it sink in and enjoy for a while!

Reflect on your behaviors

We humans have good behavioral patterns and we have less good behavioral patterns. What I mean is that everyone needs to reflect on how they behave, and learn some lessons to reinforce good behaviors and in some cases try to weaken less good behaviors.

Summary

Why should I accept encouragement?

Hopefully, the one who encourages you means what he / she says and it can then be good for your self-esteem, your self-confidence and your self-image to get your behaviors encouraged. Hence it can strengthen you.

Should I accept any encouragement?

No! A behavior can be good and it can be less good. Of course, if someone encourages behavior that is less good, you should not accept it.
If you need to know what is good or bad behavior, you may need to talk to someone who will help you. Can be a psychologist, conversation therapist or other behavioral scientist.

When should I accept encouragement?

When it is specific and understandable, honest and comes from someone you respect and trust.

Why should I reflect on all my behaviors?

To try to find behavior patterns that are good and less good, and work with the good to strengthen them and the less good to weaken them.
If you need to know what is good or bad behavior, you may need to talk to someone who will help you. Can be a psychologist, conversation therapist or other behavioral scientist.

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Per Olsson

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