Take a moment today to write a Thank-Me note, a conscious expression of gratitude toward yourself.
—Calm App Reflection
As a business professional for over 40 years, I’ve come to learn the value of a courteous “Thank You.”
I fully support the idea that we work best with people we know, like, and trust. If your upbringing was like mine, your parents and others strongly encouraged — and most likely exemplified — this grateful gesture throughout their days.
We were always taught to focus on others and not ourselves, and most people learned to place their gratuitous efforts elsewhere.
When we experiment with this idea and flip it around to thank ourselves it feels awkward and a bit narcissistic.
If we ask ourselves objectively who did the work and took the necessary actions to get where we are, we can justifiably pat ourselves on the back and truly appreciate our disciplined efforts.
Take out a piece of paper and write a Thank Me note to yourself.
Begin by listing the things you do each day without thinking that serve you in being your best. If you are willing, send a copy of your letter to firstname.lastname@example.org