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Saturday
Feb122011

The "Tell People They're Awesome" Challenge

On Wednesday night, I ended up sending Will Hindmarch the following text message:

You, sir, are far more talented than you will allow yourself to believe.

When asked what had brought that on, I replied:

The proximate cause is beer. The ultimate cause is left as an exercise to the reader.

As you’ve probably noticed, I’ve been thinking a lot about how we interact with each other, whether it be how we show our appreciation or considering what sort of emotional wake we leave. It is in that spirit that I introduce the “Tell People They’re Awesome” Challenge.

Your Challenge, should you choose to accept it, is to tell five people that they’re awesome. It’s not just enough to say, “You’re awesome!” You need to tell them what it is that is awesome. Perhaps they have a keen fashion sense; maybe they’re really good with dogs. What ever it is, tell them that. Then see what happens. What changes when you tell someone that they’re awesome?

Are you willing to take the Challenge? All you have to do is sign up in the comments and report back when you’re done.

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