Teach and arouse enthusiasm for life with great praise!
“I consider my ability to arouse enthusiasm among my people, the greatest asset I possess, and the way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement. There is nothing else that so kills the ambitions of a person as criticisms from superiors. I never criticize anyone. I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my approbation and lavish in my praise.”
Charles Schwab quoted in How to Win Friends and Influence People
In all that you do today, remember that you have an opportunity to arouse enthusiasm in each person or in each situation that you come into contact with or experience. What takes an ordinary day and transforms into something extraordinary? YOU! You are the one who is responsible for choosing your attitude that will allow the spark of enthusiasm to take over and permeate everything that you do. That positive attitude and uplifting intention can be an incredible asset when traveling through your day. What takes an ordinary encounter with a person and transforms it into something extraordinary? Once again, it is YOU! You are the one who is responsible for your choices and decisions that either embrace a welcoming approach or embrace one that repels. There are many who believe that if they lead with an iron fist, they will get the best results in life or in business. This could not be farther off course. There is great truth behind the proverb that “you can catch more flies with honey than you can with vinegar”. It is with appreciation and encouragement that we can inspire the masses to perform to their greatest ability and potential. With vinegar, who will follow? We all benefit from kindness as an incentive to improve ourselves and to become better people. We can start with children, and continue on throughout our adult years. There is no end to the power of sincere praise. When we build each other up, we are building a more solid foundation for society as a whole. When we encourage individuals, we are planting the seeds for a brighter tomorrow. Teachers who form individuals with healthy self-esteem, lay the groundwork for future generations of societies with healthy self-esteem. And, this is what we should all strive for. So as you go about your day, be a teacher for others as you enthusiastically embrace your life, show incredible appreciation for the opportunities that are before you, offer encouragement to others to follow the path of bliss, and never forget to lavish much deserved praise for a job well done. With this in mind, each day has the potential to transform before your eyes!