Go Ahead; Make My Day
We are reminded in Galatians 6:7 that we reap what we sow. It is biblical. It is true. No one is beyond getting discouraged as they live day to day and struggle to keep up with responsibilities at home, work, church, and in their community. You will notice that people tend to complain by nature and as you encounter people you can become emotionally drained. Sometimes you need to be encouraged. That “sometimes” is actually more often than not. How do you get the encouragement that you need in order to stay energized and motivated? You see the answer in Galatians 6:7. You reap encouragement when you sow encouragement because you reap what you sow.
John G. Miller states; “Having a culture in which people feel valued and appreciated is a big part of what makes an organization outstanding. Words of support among teammates go a long way toward making that culture a reality.”
There is a “therefore” to this brief leadership lesson. Therefore, go and encourage someone. Don’t stop there. Someone else needs to be encouraged too. You don’t have to get all “mushy” about it. But look for opportunities to say;
I really appreciate all you do
You do a great job.
You are a great example.
I don’t know what we would do without your leadership/support.
You are a great friend.
Encourage one another!
Adapted from Chapter 35 of John G. Miller’s Outstanding; 47 Ways to Make Your Organization Exceptional.