As a leader, we need to be able to not only find things we are grateful for in those around us and our experiences, we must be able to effectively express those feelings to others in order to foster the practice of gratitude within our community, workplace, or home.
As a reminder, gratitude is a feeling of appreciation or thankfulness in response to receiving a benefit. Gratitude is important not only because it helps US feel good, but also because it inspires us and those around us to do good.
As leaders, appreciating those around us is an important skill. We must be able to praise and appreciate our staff, clients, and team in order to get the best out of them.
Task: On day 8 of the challenge you thought of a person, event and thing you were grateful for. Today, I challenge you to think of a person you are grateful for and to let them know why. Call a friend, email a coworker, or send a text to someone who helped you out recently to let them know that you are grateful for them. It can be as short as one sentence “I just wanted to let you know that I’m grateful for you because of X”.
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