The last thing you probably want to do when you’re frustrated with someone is to give them a compliment. However, complimenting someone is a mindful way to move away from a career complaint.
There are two caveats with this approach:
- The compliment must be authentic. Nothing is worse than giving someone a false or hollow compliment, because they know it is not heartfelt. But when you do offer someone a genuine compliment, they experience an inner joy that will emanate outward. This joy (whether they reveal it or not) will reflect onto you. You both will get a hit of dopamine and feel the high of goodness that will permeate into all that you do.
- The compliment must be meant for the recipient and not for you to feel better about yourself. Huh? That’s right. You will only experience the emanating joy when your intentions are pure and you are complimenting another for the sheer purpose of uplifting and recognizing them.
I’m not an energy expert, but I’m experienced with this type of energy transfer, as are you.
When others smile, you smile back. When you smile you feel good inside. Simple as that.
Now it’s your turn.
Try a career compliment instead of a career complaint.