Every day we are surrounded by little acts that help others. Recognise these moments.
We all know recognition is appreciated. We often forget it is also contagious. When people take the time to pay attention to others and to recognise their efforts, others follow the example. Specific, public & generous recognition of the little acts is a great example to others.
Heroes and winners get recognition quickly. Little acts over time make bravery and success possible. Recognising the little acts of help is a great way to show you are paying attention, that you know the effort involved and that you care.
When a community believes others notice and others care, they will invest more effort in the work and their relationships. Recognition is a way to start that self-reinforcing process.
Take 10 minutes and recognise someone publicly, specifically and personally today.