How Do Your Words of Appreciation Help You Grow?

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Here’s a wonderful quote from Voltaire for you: Appreciation is a wonderful thing.  It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”     

Appreciation really makes a difference!  

You might think that saying something great to another person will contribute to helping them feel better about themselves.  Let’s say you acknowledge a team member for something they’ve done well.  It definitely brightens their day, right?  Your thinking is definitely correct.
There’s nothing like receiving acknowledgement and appreciation!

However, there’s another added bonus to giving words of appreciation, which is often overlooked.  

In order to give words of appreciation, it first starts with you noticing what’s good about another, what’s great about what they’ve done, what’s amazing about how kind or considerate they are, and so on.  It all starts with you!  

How Do Your Words of Appreciation Help You Grow?
When you harness your mind and focus on the good and the great and the amazing in others, as Voltaire says, you make “what is excellent in others belong to us as well.”  
What happens is you have a visceral experience that the excellence you’re seeing in others is already part of you.  

Have you ever watched an Olympian give a perfect 10 performance and been utterly moved by watching it…almost like you were doing it with them?  As you inwardly acknowledge their excellence, you’re connecting with the excellence that lives within you, too—that effortless flow that happens when everything is working together like a perfectly tuned instrument!  

That resonance is actually a recognition and even an invitation to activate the part of you that creates your own excellence.  To participate at that level of mastery, with that kind of seemingly effortless flow.

And you thought your words of appreciation were only about them!

So, the spectacular bonus of focusing your mind on what’s great and wonderful about others is that it will, by natural default, grow you.  And as you speak those words of appreciation and make a huge difference in someone else’s life, so will you illuminate and inspire your own life!   

Are you ready to see how powerful words of appreciation are when you turn them around and focus them on yourself?  Give yourself the most amazing gift and transform your life!  Click HERE or go to to sign up for the 21-Day “I AM A Gift To The World Challenge” TODAY!

To your magnificence!

Andrea Woolf

The Queen of Having It All
Author of Ignite Your Life! How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be
Founder of

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