‘Appreciate everything your associates do for the business. Nothing else can quite substitute for a few well-chosen, well-timed, sincere words of praise. They’re absolutely free and worth a fortune.’ – Sam Walton
There is no investment you’ll ever make that will pay you so well as the effort to scatter sunshine and good cheer wherever you go.
The deepest need in human nature is the craving to be appreciated. If you treat an individual as if they were what they ought to be and could be, they will become what they ought to be and could be. Everyone thrives on being appreciated, loved and needed. There is no stronger motivation than the feeling that comes from knowing that others believe in you.
Applaud others when they run. Console them when they fall. And cheer them when they recover.
As water is to a flower, so is praise to the heart of another. Who have you praised and appreciated today?
‘Gratitude is the most exquisite form of courtesy.’ – Jacques Maritain
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