Watch it now! Don’t read anything I have to say yet.
Did you watch it? Okay, good.
Drew Dudley’s cleverly created term of “everyday leadership” to describe the urgency to be more grateful approaches a huge idea.
How many times has someone done something for you that has made a real, positive impact on your life?
How many times have you let them know about the difference that their gesture made?
Gratitude, my friends. They tried to hammer it into us by encouraging our pleases but especially our thank yous, but these days, some rather wimpy excuses seem to have led us astray.
“I already said thank you.”
“They’ll totally think I’m creepy and/or random.”
“I don’t even know them that well.”
“They probably don’t remember.”
Does that make either action (the gesture or the thanks) any less significant? Dudley doesn’t seem to think so.
Awesome justification, Catherine.
I need to quit being an ungrateful asshole that lets people slip in and out of her life, unaware of how great they are, regardless of if they intentionally do whatever it is they do.
We inspire others and are inspired by others and if we refuse to acknowledge it, we’ve essentially put a metaphorical leash on the great influences we can have on others.
People need to be told; who are we to hold ourselves back?
Challenge of the day:
Reach out to someone and thank them for doing something that they don’t know affected you in the way it did.
Tweet, Facebook, text, or call, but just make sure to get that message across.