This week I’m going to talk about the power of “thank you.” It seems like such a simple thing, but you’d be surprised how many people forget this.
My parents taught me this lesson when I was in high school and it has always stuck with me. They said that they would do anything for us, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t thank them for it. Surprise surprise! People love to feel appreciated, even your parents. Because of this, I make sure I thank people for every little thing that they do for me. Whether it’s a stranger holding the door open for me or a coworker walking me to my car at night, they have gone out of their way so they deserve to feel appreciated.
This lesson is also vital in the workplace. I am the boss but I still take the time to thank my employees for going the extra mile. Even though it’s a part of their job, their effort is appreciated and it only takes a second to let them know. It builds respect and it motivates them to do the task in the future because they know their hard work is recognized.
So, thank you for reading!