“Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.”
― Leo Buscaglia
Giving compliments is one of the most important elements of social life. It can sometimes make things happen like a magic. Compliment indicates that that the effort someone made is being noticed and praised. We must develop the habit of noticing as well as appreciating the good developments around us. Giving a true and honest compliment is a sure shot way to lift up your surroundings. Here are 5 reasons why you should compliment someone:
1. It Motivates:
Complimenting someone gives an indication that he/she is being admired. It gives motivation to the person to do something much better than before. If you praise the food your mother made, she would be happy and would make it for you again with additional love. If you praise your colleague or your workers for their hard work, they will be motivated to work even harder.
2. It Creates Positivity:
Focusing on the good and then expressing it delivers a positive effect on that person as well as on you. Your outlook turns optimistic. Compliment is a cost-free, effort-free small thing that can bring about highly positive changes in our surroundings.
3. It Spreads Love:
Complimenting your closed ones creates love. Imagine if your wife never complemented you for your smartness, wisdom, strength or hard work or if your husband never complemented you for your cooking, beauty, looks or house-work. Life would be so dull if there had been no appreciation or praise. Compliment is an essential part of any relationship. It makes the bond stronger and makes you more loveable in the eyes of others.
4. It Boosts Self Esteem:
Giving a compliment can sometimes be challenging. You can compliment someone if you feel good. It does not require any physical effort to praise someone’s skill or appearance but this little thing can build up your self esteem and you will start feeling great about yourself too. This is because once your views about others become positive you will feel confident of yourself too.
5. It Breaks Ego:
You had an argument with your friend and the discussion ended with bad feelings in your heart. You want to rebuild the same bond of friendship but your arrogance does not let you do so. Just try giving a genuine compliment to him/her with sincerity and you will find your bad ego vanish like a vapor before the sun.
You will get many chances to compliment. Don’t miss the opportunity to do wonders for someone. If you ever received a compliment that made your day, do share it in the comment section below.