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Be Quick to Compliment
This is an ancient art fallen into disuse. A really good, honest compliment shows that you appreciate the person you admire. There is no shortage of critics. But there is a dearth of people who say nice things when they genuinely feel them. "Feedback," says Ken Blanchard, co-author of The One-Minute Manager and other motivational books, "is the breakfast of champions." People want and need to know how they're doing.
Be on the lookout for positive acts and attitudes worth noting, and speak up! Many people let these chances go by, assuming that the person knows what a good thing she's done, or that someone, perhaps someone more relevant to the deed, will give the compliment. But don't let hesitation prevent you from making a bright spot in someone's day. You'll convince the other person that you care ¬- and you'll convince yourself as well. And you might just be part of a concept called passing it on - the thought that for every kind thing done for them, people will then do a kind thing for someone else, and on and on. Be a part of the chain of good deeds - you never know what kind of positives you might create.