There is something off-putting about over-modesty.

People will come to see you when you invite them.
They will listen to you when you talk.
They will give you compliments when they realise something amazing about you.
They will give their time and attention to you when they see something in YOU.

Don’t EVER say or look sorry about it. Don’t walk the sideways and find excuses for them not to be there with you, not to feel what they are feeling about you, not to invest their time in you.

When you belittle yourself, you also belittle them; their choice to be with you, their time spent on you, the attention they have towards you…

Instead, accept it, and shine.

If you really want to say something about it or show gratitude; thank them.

“Thank you” is stronger than “I’m sorry”.

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