We were all taught when we were little to say “please”, but why is it such an important word to add to every conversation?
I’ll tell you in this video…
Why is saying please so important?
Because “please” is acknowledging. “Please” helps a person feel worthy.
Never leave this little word out. Your relationships will grow stronger and more mutual. Your loved ones will shine a bit brighter and you will feel good.
Look people in the eyes and add a smile for good measure. Saying “please” is like giving love.
How do you want to be in the world?
What if you think of every conversation–actually–every interaction, as an opportunity to make the world a better place?
How would you be in them?
Just like saying please, there are many things we can do to make people feel like they matter.
I recently did an exercise (from The Charge by Brendan Burchard) where I came up with three words on how I wanted to be in the world.
And then, I had to choose three words to name how I wanted to be with other people.
These are like a mini mission statement. I repeat them over and over before doing anything and it keeps me focused on what is most important to me: Connecting to others in ways to lift everyone’s spirit.
It is so simple, yet has a huge impact on bringing purposeful consciousness into everything I do. It changes me for the better, and ripples out to everyone around me. (Read Be the Ripple by Louise Gallagher.)
Saying Please Is Important
It improves the quality of my mind’s focus from negative things that bother me to a more positive happy way of being and feeling. I take those extra moments to look people in the eyes and say please. To smile when I speak on the phone or type an email, to touch someone’s arm when I speak to them, to ask people how they are when I bump into them. Also, to give a real hug and especially to be silly!
Did you catch my outtake video on Facebook this week? We all have to take ourselves less seriously. While you are there, please “like” my page!
Don’t forget the “Thank You”!
If you were to choose three words right now on how you want to be in the world, what would they be?
Please, in the comments below, write your words! Or tell me a story about “please.”