Motivation Monday: Don’t Be Afraid To Ask For A “Thank you”


It’s Monday, the beginning of a new week, and you need words of encouragement to start your week off right.

This week’s words of motivation: Don’t Be Afraid to Ask for a “Thank you.”

In this 3 minute TED talk video, we see therapist and life coach, Dr. Laura Trice, give a most interesting muse on the power of these magic words: “Thank You.” And more importantly how we must ask for it even though we may feel embarrassed by it.

While it is virtually impossible to ask for a Thank You from your boss everyday at work, I absolutely agree with Dr. Laura in that we must begin to ask for praises or recognition [Thank You’s] in our own homes. Too many of us feel neglected in our homes; the person that we love either forgets or does not recognize our accomplishments or our presence. Furthermore what is worse is that we are too timid or afraid to ask for praise or recognition.

“The father told everybody else that he was proud of him, but he never told the son. It’s because he didn’t know that his son needed to hear it. So my question is, why don’t we ask for the things that we need?” –Dr Laura Trice

If we are going to promote world peace around the world, then we must start it in our own homes and in our own backyards. A Thank You, can deepen a friendship; repair a bond; and can let a person know how much they are valued.

So this week, when you go home from work today, say Thank You to your loved ones (husband, wife, children, etc.) and let them know how much you appreciate them. And for the loved ones that do not always receive that praise from that special person, practice your assertiveness and do kindly ask for a Thank You. 

If you wish to follow Dr. Laura Trice and her TED talks you can do so on this website: http://www.ted.com/speakers/laura_trice.html

You can also follow her on personal webpage: http://www.drlauramd.com/

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