Courage Challenge: Week TWO

Courage Challenge: Week TWO

Accepting Compliments

In our society we’re brought up with dualing social ideals: be confident, but don’t be arrogant. Be assertive, but humble. Own your beauty, but don’t be vain. When we’re young, just beginning to navigate our place in the world, these messages can create serious issues that then become lifelong battles with our self image and self worth.

Acknowledging your natural beauty and innate gifts is complicated at best, but so deeply important when it comes to living a full, balanced life. When you start to accept, appreciate, and even celebrate the amazing things that make you who you are, something deep inside of you shifts. Contrary to what you may think, being proud of who you are and owning your own beauty gives you the confidence to celebrate the beautiful and unique things about others too.

A beautiful woman smiling and wearing a hat

The Challenge:

Looking someone in the eye while they’re giving you a compliment might be one of the more uncomfortable things you do in a day. Many of us tend to find ourselves rambling once that compliment is out in the open, finding all the ways we can to lessen it and verbally minimizing that compliment until we feel it’s socially acceptable and diminished enough for us to digest.

This week’s challenge is to maintain eye contact and accept that compliment without a disclaimer or trying to play it down. Every time someone gives you a compliment, whether it be in person, through email or social media, or over the phone, the goal is to take that compliment in stride and simply say thank you. The goal of this challenge is to get comfortable with the things that make you remarkable, and overtime build the courage to accept those things publicly without discomfort.

Time Commitment: N/A

The goal with this challenge is to commit to accepting every compliment that comes your way, so the time commitment varies and can and should be as simple as saying ‘thank you’.


When: AM

Though this challenge isn’t designed to be done specifically in the morning or in the evening, you should use the mornings to remind yourself of your commitment to accepting compliments and mentally prepare yourself for a confident response.

A blonde woman with sunglasses on a street


This week, commit to accepting every compliment that comes your way, without a disclaimer. Set a reminder for yourself every morning, whether it be a mantra you repeat in the morning, a sentence written on your mirror, or a post-it note in your car to remind you to accept the compliment.

  • Set a reminder for yourself every morning this week
  • When someone gives you a compliment, accept it without a disclaimer by saying ‘thank you’, or ‘I appreciate that’. Even be so bold as to say ‘I agree’.
  • Commit to doing this for the full week at minimum. If you can do it for 30 days, it will make the biggest impact.


Pairs Well With: AM YOUTH BOOST

The energizing and calming ingredients like Ashwagandha and Green Tea in AM YOUTH BOOST will provide that extra boost of courage to support you in facing this uncomfortable challenge every day. 

This challenge may bring up some old wounds, so be gentle with yourself and remember that you are worthy of compliments, you are beautiful and it is not only okay to accept a compliment – it’s vital to your transformation, happiness and longevity.


Next week, we will explore cold plunges.

Transformation is journey oriented, where the process is arguably more impactful than any end result. Philosophically speaking, you could say the journey is the desired result… We can’t wait to get started on this journey, and hope you join us!

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