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.
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.
Patriotism is when love for your own people comes first; nationalism, when hate for people other than your own comes first. — Charles de Gaulle
This world of ours … must avoid being a community of dreadful fear and hate, and be, instead, a proud confederation of mutual trust and respect. — Dwight D. Eisenhower
It is easy to hate and it is difficult to love. This is how the whole scheme of things works. All good things are difficult to achieve, and bad things are very easy to get. — Confucius
If you hate someone, it’s like a boomerang that misses its target and comes back and hits you in the head. The one who hates is the one who hurts. — Louis Zamperini
Darkness cannot drive out darkness; only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate; only love can do that. — Martin Luther King, Jr.
The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference — Elie Wiesel
You reclaim your power by loving what you were once taught to hate. — Bryant H. McGill
Fear of something is at the root of hate for others, and hate within will eventually destroy the hater. — George Washington Carver
I was taught that segregation was the will of God, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that women were inferior to men, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. I was taught that it was okay to hate other religions, and especially the Jews, and the Bible was quoted to prove it. — John Shelby Spong