In my good job as a psychotherapist, I sometimes ask new people how they feel about compliments (including encouraging words like “Good job!”). They often do a good job honestly answering that they have trouble with compliments. I hope I do a good job explaining that
- they are not alone in struggling to believe and accept compliments,
- I like to give compliments, and
- all my compliments are authentic.
When I was doing my good job in person at my office, I would point out the good clock there with the inscription “Show up. Be Gentle. Tell the Truth.” I think that does a good job explaining the process of therapy for both the patient and the provider.
People are dong a good job accepting authentic compliments when they take them in without internal or external protest and simply say, “Thank you.”
I hope I did a good job yesterday capturing these images around me.
Michael did an incredibly good job creating Shepherd’s Pie from on-hand good ingredients like potatoes, cheese, mushrooms, carrots, corn, and ground turkey.
I have a good many jobs to complete this weekend for my good professional group therapy organization, Northeastern Society for Group Psychotherapy. I will try to follow my good advice to somebody else about doing a good job for the organization: “Have fun with it!” I hope I did a good job conveying that a good job does not have to be a perfect job.
That reminds me of a good saying I heard on the job: “Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” Your Secret Mental Weapon (found here) does a good job describing how that modern saying derives from these good quotes:
Voltaire: “The best is the enemy of the good.”
Confucius: “Better a diamond with a flaw than a pebble without.”
Shakespeare: “Striving to better, oft we mar what’s well.”
Striving to better this post, I hope I do a good job finding a good enough video.
Here‘s Alicia Keys with her great new song, “Good Job.”
I haven’t done a good job here if I don’t convince you to watch that video of many good workers doing a good job during the coronavirus pandemic.
Good job getting to the end of this post and thanks for reading!