One of the rules I try to live by is to pay lots of compliments.
I don’t mean smarmy false flattery.
I mean the real thing.
I believe there is at least one occasion EVERY DAY to pay someone a sincere compliment.
Just look around you. You are surrounded by people looking nice, doing great work, trying their best. Tell them so.
It makes them – and you – feel really good.
To help you get started with daily compliments, here are a few suggestions:
1. When you are in a restaurant, and the kids at the next table are being well-behaved, go up to the table and tell the parents so. Lots of kids are great in restaurants. But parents only seem to hear about the times their kids aren’t so great.
2. At work, when someone says something really smart in a meeting, say, “What a good idea”…
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