As most of you are probably aware, we are at the height of the yearly scholarship application season, and many providers have started shortlisting their applicants and calling them up for interviews. Everyone is worrying about something -- their upcoming interviews, how they performed in the aforementioned interviews, and most importantly, the outcome of their application[s].
The atmosphere is intense and nervous, and most disturbingly, overall quite negative. Doubtless, some rejections have been dished out, and morale among some users has been running low.
So! In my efforts to combat this, I present to you this little game which I've set up in previous forums and I daresay, have enjoyed a considerable amount of success.
One simple rule:
In every post you make in this topic, you compliment three people
The first person is the user above you
. Even if you do not know the person very well, try to say something nice about him or her. Perhaps you really like his avatar, or perhaps you've gone through some of his previous posts and saw that he has provided helpful information about a particular scholarship, and would like to compliment him for his efforts. Everybody likes to hear compliments, so really, the sky is the limit!
The second person is someone you can randomly nominate
. It can be a fellow Recom user, or it can be someone you personally know in real life. It can be anyone, as long as you feel that he or she deserves a compliment.
The third person is yourself
. In the face of countless trials and rejections, it can be hard to regain your confidence, but the effort must begin from you. So as difficult as it sounds, think back about everything you've done in the past, and who you are, and take a well-deserved moment to toot your little horn, as nobody else will do it often enough for you. ;) You completely deserve it, so don't feel bad about praising yourself.
P.S. For other feel good topics, check out the Count your blessings thread
I will start the ball rolling!
1. Since there isn't really a user above me, I'll nominate a random Recomer. I wish to compliment chenchow for his enthusiastic contributions to Recom. He never turns anyone who approaches him away, from what I hear, and that level of humility from someone who has achieved so much is admirable.
2. Another person I would like to compliment is Smilehoe, for his one act of kindness that I will never forget. Thank you for going the extra mile for someone who is a virtual stranger, and may you be blessed in your endeavours to come.
3. Lastly, I wish to compliment myself for helping out with a user's very complicated dilemma when I could easily have turned her away. I provided a few pointers of what she should do next, and she seems to be well on her way right now. I wish her all the best in her future endeavours. =)