Sunday, December 09, 2007

Positive Appreciation

As we go about our day-to-day with our families, our staffs and even our friends, we must realize that on a daily basis we are adding to people. You see, every minute of every day that you spend with people you are either adding COST or adding VALUE.

As you wake up and see your children or spouse before you go to work, what are you adding to their lives?

As you go throughout your day with your co-workers, staff, or employer, what are you adding to their lives?

In the evening when you are at home, what are you adding to your families lives?

When you are with friends, what are you adding to their lives?

This week, as you go through your life, I want you to think about adding VALUE to those around you through POSITIVE APPRECIATION.

If you spend your life complaining about other people or your situation to others all you are doing is adding COST. We all get caught doing it sometimes. In fact, our country loves to gossip. Some people even live to gossip.

If you are going to make a difference in others lives you must do so by adding VALUE. When you speak positive appreciation about and to others you:

1) Empower them towards accomplishments

2) Motivate them to be more than they can be

3) Inspire them to higher levels of living

Imagine what your church, department, business, or family could be like if every one thrived on adding VALUE. Imagine the change we could bring to the world around us. What would your children's futures look like if they grew up in an environment like this?

Start today....go appreciate someone.


Adam Reed said...

Great post!!! This is something that I try to do on a regular basis. I have found that when you add value to peoples lives they desire to be around you, and hear what you have to say. This is very important for pastors/leaders within our churches.

Jason Curlee said...

Think about the opposite for a moment. Have you ever been around someone who adds costs?

I used to have a nickname for them...VDP's...Very Draining People.