A little appreciation goes a long way.
Imagine the feeling of staying late at work to help someone else. You got all your work done for the day and your ready to go home, when a colleague or manager of yours asks if you can help them with something.
You say yes, but you know that by saying yes, you’re saying no to something else.
Maybe you miss out on dinner with your family, your kids’ game, time out with friends, or even you time.
Like most, you’re probably expecting a thank you, except, you don’t get one.
How does it make you feel?
Expressing appreciation seems easy and is a nice thing to do. Yet, so many people feel unappreciated.
In today’s world, we are moving fast, multitasking, and staying busy. This type of behavior is damaging. It damages relationships and can negatively impact results.
When asked to help this person again you’ll probably be hesitant to.
No one wants to feel like what they are doing is meaningless.
Which is why it’s so important to recognize the efforts of others.
Not only will we enrich someone else’s life by saying “thank you,” but we will enrich our own.
Say this same person does thank you. You are left feeling valued and important.
Should they need your help again, you’ll be more inclined to do so.
The human need for mutual exchange runs deep.