"So, don’t take anything personally—even compliments."

A game I like to play is to realize that it's not the compliment that makes me feel good, it's me using the compliment to find appreciation for myself. Fundamentally, it's still me creating it. Plugging into that has let me bathe in "external" appreciation, realizing that when I really feel it, it's actually internal.

Expand full comment
Nov 16Liked by Ryan Delaney

Great stuff, Ryan. If you remember in my book I talk about Jimmy and his beautiful wisdom regarding "stay small." The answer to so much is in those two words.

Expand full comment
Nov 15Liked by Ryan Delaney

Thank you! I did enjoy reading it :)

Expand full comment