My freshman year, I did an internship as a product designer with a scrapbooking company called American Crafts. It was such a good experience and I learned a lot of skills that have helped me to be able to design a lot of different things. But the most important lesson I learned had nothing to do with design. One time before a meeting, a co-worker named Shane told me who we would be meeting with and that I was going to love him. The whole time we were walking to the meeting room, Shane went on and on about how great this guy was and how talented he was. Because of what Shane had told me, I was paying attention and throughout the meeting, I found that this guy was just as awesome and talented as Shane had said. What I learned is this: You find what you're looking for. I also learned is this: I want to be in the habit of letting people know how awesome other people are.
In order to do that, I need to be looking for the awesome in other people. In other words, I need to treat every person I meet as a child of God. One of my 2016 goals is to compliment more. I'm really good at seeing awesome things in other people, not so awesome at sharing that.
I can't say it enough—YOU FIND WHAT YOU'RE LOOKING FOR. That includes what you find in yourself. Unfortunately I think we're much too good at looking for our flaws, and not nearly good enough at seeing just how awesome we are.
So here's my challenge (and it's something I'm working on too!): try to see yourself and others as God sees you. He sees you as you really are, His precious child. Try to find what it is that He knows to be awesome about you. Look for that awesome in other people and then tell them why they're awesome!