Becoming a person who is loved and respected by friends,
colleagues and relatives is the desire of almost every person.
For those in positions of leadership, this trait is
indispensable. It contributes to the charisma found in some
outstanding personalities we read about in history. So strong
is this desire that we want to be fondly remembered by those
around us once we depart from this world.
And it is not difficult for a common person also to become
endeared and loved by those around. The formula is very
simple. In fact, we need to only pursue a single point agenda
to reach this cherished position: sincere appreciation of
The word “sincere” here is of special import to distinguish it
from flattery. The latter must never be resorted to. It is an
overt sign of selfishness and personal gain. Truly
appreciating someone means expressing in words the actual
qualities of a person. This of course gives a tremendous boost
to a person’s confidence and he feels that he has made a
difference in the society where he lives.
One aspect that we must keep in mind is that many a time we
appreciate a person in our hearts but we do not express these
feelings for him or her in words. This verbal expression is
quite obviously of paramount importance. People cannot know
how we feel about them unless we express our appreciation for
them in carefully chosen words.