I am participating in EVERYDAY GYAAN
the 21 Day Challenge
Who does not want to be appreciated?
Appreciation is a great emotional need and also a motivator for every one in this world. When we appreciate those who work for us; we not only make them happy, but also increase their motivation to perform well whatever task we have entrusted to them.
When we appreciate children for their sincerity and initiative, we help them in learning to be honest and they become bold to take risks.
When we appreciate our family members for whatever they do for us; the family is more united filled with lot of positive energy bonding the family well.
When we appreciate our friends for what they are to us; we give them happiness and the friendship deepens. Appreciation has to be genuine and authentic and even thought the persons know about his/her strength – it becomes a magical when they are put into words. Some times the person does not know his/her strength, then we help them in identifying what ‘s in them and appreciate that particular quality.
I always considered myself lucky for all the appreciation I have received from my friends and my colleagues. Appreciation has strengthened some of the qualities and has also enhanced my self esteem. I believe that it is very important to appreciate those who are with us; and those who work for us; and also for those whom we work.
I find this very common in parents and some elders; that they would never want to appreciate their children directly, as they fear that the child may become over confident and proud. So they are always criticizing them and finding faults giving them rules of Don’t do this … or Don’t do that … and we find children end up doing just the opposite. If we want children to obey, appreciation is very important, and it is very important to tell them that we love them, and they matter to us.