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Re: How do You Handle Complements?

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I have had to work very hard, as a singer, to accept compliments. I always have the urge to explain to them the million and one things that I did wrong. And in my head I just think of all the time I could have spent practicing, and how good it could have been if I didn’t have ADD to sidetrack me from using time well. So I decided to just start with “thank you” and a smile. It felt so awkward at first and my head was just swimming with all the mistakes I know they must have heard and are just too polite to mention. Over time I’ve gotten better at just accepting the compliment. When I got diagnosed four months ago, even more things made sense and its been even easier to let myself hear that I did something well and that I’m not a fraud or a loser.