Someone picked a great month for National Compliment Day. Many are winter-weary and need some extra sunshine today.
We all know an insincere compliment is not helpful and probably use that as an excuse not to compliment people more. I dare you to find something nice to say today to three people that are good at pushing your buttons. Ah- you have to think a little harder about this now, but this simple exercise can go farther than you think in mending fences.
Mark Twain said, “I can live for two months on a good compliment.”
If you need a little help jogging your mind to think of something nice to say, here’s some thoughts:
YOU …have a great way with words.
…are a terrific leader.
…make working on a project a joy.
…are very creative.
…are a good provider.
…are fun to be with.
…have a great reputation.
…are a good driver.
…can do anything you set your mind to.
…are capable of accomplishing whatever you believe.
…are a good listener.
…are very cheerful.
When it comes to making an impact with new acquaitances, Dale Carnegie teaches that one of the greatest compliments you can give is remembering someone’s name. With conscious effort, you can do it! Carnegie writes,”If you want to win friends, make it a point to remember them. If you remember my name, you pay me a subtle compliment; you indicate that I have made an impression on you. Remember my name and you add to my feeling of importance.”