Finally, affirming others often leads to others affirming you, which creates a circle of positive energy. You don’t want to affirm others to get compliments yourself, but it is one hugely valuable side effect.
Mike Gayle said: “No matter how sure you are of someone’s love, it’s always nice to hear it.”
By taking the time to affirm others, you build both their self-esteem and yours. It’s a total win-win.
Write down the three people who surround you with the most positive energy.
Now, under each person, write down THREE things that you really appreciate about them. This can be anything, from their sense of humor to their work ethic to their love for nature. It doesn’t need to be anything profound, just meaningful.
After you’ve written down three items for each person, contact them via phone, email, or text and tell them how much you appreciate them. Affirm their strengths and make no comments about their weaknesses.
Your goal is simply to affirm them and make them feel good about themselves.