When to Remain Humble
Hello. Now I know this isn’t a normal topic. However, I feel it is an important question towards Irish music, well… Any music and life in general. When should one accept a compliment? Like I know for me personally I can rarely ever accept a compliment sincerely for a fear of "ego stroking", but also because I just don’t see myself as "amazing". People tell me I’m "amazing" all the time, hell even people like Kevin Crawford have said it, but I never know how to respond. I mean I don’t think highly of myself at all, some would say I have self esteem issues. Often I feel like I’m just fumbling, but after I’m done, people tell me I did great. It confuses me… How could I have been so sloppy and still be considered good? I mean I know I’m decent, but how can I be "amazing" when I messed up a bunch? In other words I never feel like I did "amazing"… It just confuses me. I hope none of you take this as me bragging… It really isn’t meant to be. It’s more of a discussion of professional advice. Anyway I don’t know if this will get taken down because it’s not directly related to Irish music. I just want to see if anyone has any advice for how to accept compliments or how to see ones achievements for how great or "amazing" they are. Maybe I’m just a negative paranoid man… I don’t know..