Show Gratitude

Quote: “Gratitude is the memory of the heart.” –J.B. Massieu

Are you friendly and helpful at work? If not, now is a good time to start. Always come to work cheerful and in a good mood, regardless of the problems you may be facing in your personal life or in your professional life.

Express gratitude to your workmates. Say please and thank you. And if you are walking out a door, hold it open for the next person coming out. It such a small thing, but it goes a long way.

Do you like to get compliments? Then compliment someone at your job. Do you like to be acknowledged when you do a job well done? Then acknowledge someone else? Do you want your boss to treat you better? Then treat him/her better. You get the point. In life and especially at work, we usually get what we give.

So treat each person in your organization as if they are the most valuable person you know. When you go out of your way to make other people feel important, they will in turn look for opportunities to make you feel important as well.

Also when you are busy expressing gratitude for others, you are focusing on the other person. When you focus on making other people happy, you inevitably become happier. When you are happy and cheerful, people will take notice and what to be around you more. When more people want to be around you, all kinds of opportunities will open up for you to be paid more and promoted faster.

Action Step: Write down who you can express gratitude to today.

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Mark Hammer

So simple. So enduringly true. So effective. And so inexpensive.

Thanks. And since I’m betting your mom and/or grandmother had a whole lot to do with this, you can thank her/them from me too. 🙂

Henry Brown

Excellent Posting: Would add that this attitude of showing gratitude works both up and down the “food chain” and the results are equally impressive regardless of your position (parent, child, team member, leader, interested citizen etc.)