To Give And To Receive

August 26th, 2011 Posted in General Finance

Think about the last time someone gave you a compliment. It could be your boss, your friend or even a stranger on the street. What was your reaction? Did you graciously receive the compliment and reply with a heartfelt “thank you”? Or did you stammer and find it difficult to accept the compliment? Or maybe you would try to discredit it by saying, “Oh it was nothing really”, or “It was all HIS idea…or HER idea…not mine?”

If you said “yes”, you’re not alone!

Since young, we have been taught to be humble and not brag about our accomplishments and wealth. This is especially true if you’ve been growing up in Asia, where unconditional humility is a common practice. For example, when we visit our relatives, our parents would always remind us to give compliments to our elders the moment we step into their homes, before we expect to receive anything in return.

While there is nothing wrong about being a great giver, the problem is that most people have been so accustomed to giving that they find it uncomfortable to receive! The biggest reason why most people aren’t getting what they want in life is because they have not learnt to be gracious receivers. If you’re not willing to receive, you not only deny yourself the chance to benefit from the kindness of others, you also stop others from experiencing the joy of giving.

If you want to attract more Wealth, Love and Success, you must learn to strike a balance between giving and receiving.

Here are 3 simple exercises you can try that will help you to find that balance and attract more success into your life.

Learn to Receive Compliments Graciously

No more returning compliments for a specific time! If someone gives you a compliment, you’re not allowed to give them a compliment at that time because it dishonors them. Instead, be grateful and respond with a simple “Thank you!”.

Learn to Celebrate and Count Your Blessings

Rejoice every time you receive a gift – no matter how small (or big) it may be! Even if you find a 10-cent coin on the street, celebrate and say to yourself “I’m a money magnet!” If you get a small discount off a grocery store item, don’t think it’s a mistake. Accept the situation, smile…AND celebrate! Abundance comes in many forms, so be grateful and count them all as your blessings.

Learn to Reward Yourself

Life is not all work and no play! Each time you feel like it, take some time off to rejuvenate yourself and nurture your spirit. Go on a short holiday, treat yourself to an extravagant meal or simply buy yourself that expensive gift you’ve been eying for a while now. When you learn how to pamper yourself, you emit a powerful vibrational energy that tells the Universe that you live abundantly, and by the Law of Cause and Effect, you will start to receive more opportunities to live a more rewarding and fulfilling life

Success rewards those who take positive action.

Try the exercises for just 1 week, you’ll notice that by getting into this new mode of receiving, you’ll start to create a joyful energy that attracts greater success and an abundance of good things into your life!

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