Set The Intention To Appreciate

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You can’t appreciate others without appreciating yourself first. Many people are busy pleasing others instead of focusing on themselves. Be grateful for the wonderful gift that is your life. Celebrate the small wins in the same way you celebrate big successes. Acknowledge all that you have accomplished and believe all the positive things people say to you. Never dismiss a compliment, accept it and bask in the joy it brings you.

Sometimes we’re so busy and wrapped up in life that we forget to express gratitude to our friends and loved ones. We take things in life, and people, for granted, though it’s usually not on purpose. Think about things you can do to express your gratitude. Try thanking loved ones for what they do, for example, even the little stuff. Say, “Thanks for washing the dishes. I really appreciate your help.”

Say “I love you,” or leave a note to someone saying how much they mean to you, make you smile, or the value they add to your life.

Acknowledging a person’s best qualities shows that you notice and appreciate those qualities. Be sure to hand out compliments frequently. By letting people know how much you appreciate them, you increase their own sense of appreciation and self-worth and encourage them to pay this positive energy forward to other people.

8 Comments Add yours

    1. GS says:

      Positive intent means choosing to assume that our coworkers are working to the best of their ability with the resources and information they have now. At its core, positive intent is believing that we’re all doing the best we can.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for sharing.

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    1. GS says:

      Setting intentions is the act of stating what you intend to accomplish through your actions. It’s a commitment to what you want the journey to be about as you move on or move up. When you are intentional about something , your focus is in the moment : who you are, what you do, why you do it.

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  1. Anitaelise says:

    A thank you is also an acknowledgement to the universe for all it gives us, and though said to another, important for the self to live with an attitude of gratitude I feel. Lovely post!!!

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    1. GS says:

      William James, the father of psychology, stated that the most fundamental psychological need is to be appreciated. We all want to feel fully appreciated for our work. The payoff for inspiring leaders is that people do more for those who appreciate them. Although leaders widely recognize the need for appreciation, it tends to be a blind spot. That is, we generally believe we are much more appreciative of our team than our team thinks we are.

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