I once read a quote by the ever so brilliant writer known as Anonymous.
It states, “People will forget what you said. People will forget what you did. But people will never forget how you made them feel.” The most powerful tool you have in creating success in your life is to appreciate other people.
It never ceases to amaze me, I have interviewed hundreds of people over the years looking to change careers and one common theme for the reason behind the move is lack of appreciation, “and not so much as a thank you”.
When you appreciate others you will find that your relationships are stronger, your circle of friends will grow wider, your career and business will succeed beyond your expectations, and your life will simply be happier. So who wouldn’t want all of that?! And how do we make that happen?
The two most powerful words in any language are “Thank you.” Saying thank you communicates that you value and appreciate the other person. Saying thank you has the power to completely change the other person’s mood for the better.
Saying thank you has the power to create friendships. Saying thank you has the influence to create loyalty.
Saying thank you to everyone you come in contact with would make you one of the most beloved people in the world.
Forgetting to say thank you leaves the other person feeling taken for granted and unappreciated.
If you think you don't have time or can't afford to show appreciation to your team, then stop and think about how much you currently invest in hiring and training new people. How much would you save if your turnover were lower?
Probably a lot, which is why recognising your team's efforts is almost always cost-effective. Just make sure you're sincere about why you thank people. And don't rush the "thank you" while you're on your way somewhere else.
This will probably make your gestures lose their meaning. Stop, look at the person, and tell him how much you appreciate what they are doing.
These small gestures cost nothing except a few seconds of your time, but their payoff is enormous.
Thank you: It’s so little. It’s so big. It’s easy – and easy to forget, too.
And so with that I want to take a moment to say “Thank You” to all of you who read my article, and I challenge you to just take a moment and find a reason to go out of your way and thank someone today.