This is something I found on my laptop from 2011. Nice easy read for a Sunday afternoon.
Choose something that you do well and find a way to make the fruits of your efforts available to those around you.
By providing real value to others, you expand the treasures in your own life.
Take something you do well and find a way to make it enjoyable. The more you enjoy what you’re doing, the more effective you’ll be.
Find something you do well and teach it to others. The more you can duplicate your efforts, the more value there is for everyone.
Look at something you do well and consider the real, lasting sense of fulfilment it can bring. Remember that life is about making a difference.
The things you do well provide you with the opportunity to give of yourself in real and meaningful ways.
That’s an opportunity you don’t want to miss.
SAYING THANKS IS HUGELY MOTIVATIONAL
Saying thanks and giving praise are the most commonly overlooked and under-estimated ways of motivating people. And it’s so easy. Saying thanks is best said naturally and from the heart, so if your intentions are right you will not go far wrong.
When you look someone in the eye and thank them sincerely it means a lot; in front of other people even more so.
The key words are the ones which say thanks and well done for doing a great job, especially where the words recognise each person’s own special ability, quality, contribution, and effort.
People always appreciate sincere thanks, and they appreciate being valued as an individual. When you next have the chance to thank your team or an individual team-member, take the time to find out a special thing that each person has done and make a point of mentioning these things.
“In the midst of winter, I finally learned that within me there lay an invincible summer.” (Albert Camus, 1913 – 1960, French author & philosopher)