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Happy Monday you guys! So, I don't know if you all have seen the video of Snoop Dogg making his speech when he got his Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. But it stuck out to me because he did something that 95% of us either forget to do or refuse to do because we don't want people to think that we are so full of ourselves. But what he did in his speech was.......... he thanked himself. Yes he did! He thanked himself for putting in all the work that he did. He thanked himself for believing in himself. He thanked himself for having no days off. For not quitting, for being a giver, for giving more than he received, for trying to do more right than wrong and for being him at all times. That was absolutely HUGE!
A great deal of the time we give so much energy to giving everybody else all the praise for the even the tiniest part that they play in our success and we give ourselves nothing. Now I am not saying to not recognize the people that help us along the way, but we can't forget to thank ourselves when we were the ones that put in the bulk of the work to get us where we needed and wanted to be. Truth be told, if we didn't put in the work that we did, none of what we do would be possible and those thank you's would be null and void. On our road to success, we don't get paid for a great deal of what we do, yet we'll recognize ourselves the least. Then when we feel overworked and under recognized, we get mad!
In the South, thank you is second nature. But we always say it to any and everyone else that does anything nice for us. So I want to challenge you to be the biggest gratitude giver of yourself. I'm not saying to be pompous or arrogant now. But when you get where you are trying to go, thank yourself. On the road to getting where you are trying to go, thank yourself. Everytime you have a victory, thank yourself. This will help you to motivate you to keep going also. Stop leaving you out of your own gratitude on your journey to success. You deserve your thank you's too just like the people that you decide to thank that helped you to get there. We criticize ourselves when we mess up. Why not thank ourselves when we blow and blow up? ....... Ijs.