Friday, January 7, 2011

Say "Thank You"... :)

This has to be one of the simplest things we can do.
It requires virtually no effort, costs us nothing, and can make someone else's day.

People often do things for one another "because it's their job" to do so.
Just because this is the case, does not mean that they do not deserve a well-placed bit of praise if they do it well.

This mindset extends to the person who is actually deserving of the praise - I recall once when I thanked one of my suppliers for something that they had organised for me, they were actually surprised that I was thanking them!
Obviously in their line of work it had become common to complete their allocated tasks and simply move onto the next call / meeting / email / to-do, without any special praise from customers or colleagues.

Just think about the last time somebody thanked you earnestly for something that you had done for them, without expecting any extra praise for having completed the task.
It feels pretty good - and with that in mind, consciously take note of people in your life, and in your day to day dealings, who serve you in a big way - maybe that little "Thank you" coming from you might just make their day :)
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