Catching People “Doing Things Right”

March 9, 2010

Do you make it a habit to “catch people doing things right”? One of the most important things you can do as a spouse, parent, friend, and a leader is to make it a habit to praise and encourage people around you. You would think that it would be natural, especially as we usually appreciate honest praise, but often our “busyness” interferes with what is actually more important – the people in our lives.

Here is a quote from a nice little article by Ken Blanchard – So I just wanted to say to you how important, again, it is to help people who are important in your life and give them an “attaboy” or “attagirl” and tell them that you love them and you care about them. Because what really makes people feel good in the long run is the belief about that. False pride comes when nobody pays any attention to you and you start to wonder if you’re okay. Everybody needs that pat on the back once in a while.

Read his article by clicking here.

So – try making “catching people doing things right” a new discipline in your life – the rewards will be outstanding!