The desire for deep, meaningful, fulfilling connections throughout our lives has been hard-wired into our genetics for centuries as a survival mechanism. Being a part of a community can be extremely beneficial, and we are so blessed to live in a time, now, where it is easier than ever before! We all need and enjoy support from others, especially from those we care about or respect. Even if it’s as simple as a thumbs up, a “Good job,” a show of appreciation for our work, or acknowledgment for the time and energy we are putting into a project.
It is a well known fact that leaders get more from people with honest, sincere compliments and appreciation than from managers that use criticism, diminishment, intimidation, and manipulation or control tactics.
We were gifted with TWO ears, and ONE mouth. It has been said that we ought to LISTEN, twice as much as we SPEAK, because of this. These three magical questions are incredibly helpful to ask before opening our mouths:
- Is it true?
- Is it necessary?
- Is it kind?
Reminder to self: Let people know when they are doing well. Give credit where credit is due. Let them know when you see them doing a good thing for someone else and how you think it’s cool because it inspires you to do the same. Show appreciation and gratitude when and where it is earned and deserved.
We are all a part of the same human family. We are all going through things that take our focus away from the important things, and some of us benefit a great deal from reminders, motivation, and support.
Today I will show support for someone in some way. I will remember:
I AM SUPPORTIVE. I AM SUPPORTED.
One of the most amazing and helpful interviews I’ve seen on kindness and leadership features Simon Sinek on my favorite show on YouTube, Impact Theory.
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Remember: Mindset matters. Character counts. That which we choose to consistently focus on is what EXPANDS in our lives. WE CREATE our personal realities.