Yes, I admit… I stole that line from Brendon Burchard. xD
Anyways as I’m on Facebook so often, I realise that I’ve spouted many inspirations from the stuff in my newsfeed. The recent one is this:
And that statement, let’s face it, is common knowledge. Unfortunately, it is not often practiced.
More often than not, this happens in the workplace, though I don’t doubt it happens in the household as well.
I’m not implying that people should be praised all the time; that would ruin character. But let’s think back; how many of us crave appreciation? How many times have we tried our hardest at something, only to get a lukewarm ‘okay’ from the superior?
I have been fortunate enough to be able to teach a bunch of kids occasionally in my life, and I find that the above rings true for them as well. Rather, they crave acknowledgement more than appreciation, but they like and treat it the same.
When the people are appreciated for their efforts, they will strive even more to be better and outdo themselves, because it feels good. And let’s face it, it’s human nature to crave acceptance in any form.
I think constructive criticism and acknowledgement comes hand-in-hand. When that happens, I think one would be more optimistic about the feedback, don’t you think?