Being SpecificMarch 7, 2021
Words of encouragement are nice. But they carry extra oomph when we add some details.
- “I especially liked the way you_________”
- “You successfully _______ when it would have been easy to________”
- “I particularly appreciated that you didn’t________”
When we take the time to include specifics in our encouragement, we’re doing more than just praising the action. We’re also communicating a powerful message: You matter. You matter so much that I paid attention during your presentation/meeting/program, when I could have been thinking about my own challenges.
There are few things more encouraging than knowing that your work and your presence matter to others.
Go on. Make someone’s day.