As we said recently, reporting problems to the responsible sources is an excellent practice. It also opens the door to more powerful leadership skills.
To truly supercharge your self-concept and your rapport with others, you can take your potential one step further with this Leadership Gift practice:
Every success you enjoy has at least three potential sources to recognize, appreciate, and acknowledge: your Maker, yourself, and other people.
When we recognize, appreciate, and acknowledge how our Maker contributes to our success, we tap into a field of potential infinitely larger than we could ever create by ourselves. We also recognize our lives as unique and precious gifts worth valuing.
When we recognize, appreciate, and acknowledge how our own actions and intentions contribute to our success, we gain phenomenal clarity about cause and effect over time.
This clarity enables us to focus and accomplish more faster, and feel like a winner. Better yet, we do it with less stress because we’re in power.
Think about it: we all want to win. (I define “winning” as intending to do something and doing it.) So to feel more like a winner, it really helps to clarify our intentions and then acknowledge when we’ve met them.
When we recognize, appreciate, and acknowledge how others contribute to our successes we increase both our connections and our rapport with them. Why? Remember our discussion last month about the integral relationship of rapport, closeness, frequency of communication and shared reality?
Have you ever not felt closer to someone who told you your actions caused happiness for them?
Increasing psychological closeness increases frequency of communication and builds shared reality. Acknowledging other people’s contributions to us helps our power expand and flow throughout the relationship.
Take the time this fall season to really relish in the feeling of gratitude, not just for Thanksgiving. Learning how to be more aware of the things we are grateful for is a wonderful practice, in your personal life and your business affairs.
I wish you a world of productive relationships — and I welcome your comments and questions!
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