In life, people usually value and weigh other people on the basis of their attitude with others. Thus, those who have a good attitude towards others that shows civility and courtesy is considered a good attitude and people tend to follow and listen to a person with such an attitude. On the other hand, those who are uncivil towards others and lack the courtesy required for healthy interaction and relationships are never in the good books of people.
On a general level, when it comes to human interaction and relationships, I prefer and recommend an attitude of gratitude. Those who have such an attitude are much better in life when it comes to connecting people and has people understand and follow them. The lines below discuss why you need an attitude of gratitude in your life.
Boosts Self-esteem of Others
When you have an attitude of gratitude, then the one thing that you would do most commonly is appreciated by others. Whether its your wife at home, your kids in school, your subordinates at work, or a random waiter who serve you at the table, if you are appreciative of their efforts they will feel a boost in self-esteem, and when the self-esteem of a person goes high they in return appreciate the source that has caused the increase and take care of it. Therefore, if you are the source, then you will get more love, more cooperation, better service and so on. Therefore, the primary way attitude of gratitude works pertaining to interaction with people is by boosting their self-esteem.
People Feel Valuable
The second important benefit of the attitude of gratitude is that it makes people that have been offered gratitude valuable. When you appreciate someone, praise them for their dress, for their suggestion, for their little or great achievement, for their noble causes, for their achievement in life, for the hardships they have faced or any little thing they have done in life, they start feeling valuable. Like the source of self-esteem booster, the source that makes people feel valuable is valued by people and they listen to such a source whenever it says something and they follow the source of value where it takes them. Therefore, the second benefit of the attitude of gratitude is that it makes people feel valuable who in return value the person with such an attitude.
People Feel Happy
The other outcome of when you exhibit the attitude of gratitude when dealing with others is that other people tend to feel happier after receiving such an attitude. When you admire someone of the dress they have worn, the kind of music they play, the kind of hair they do, the kind of possessions they have and so on, people become confident about their selection and this confidence of theirs leads to happiness. Therefore, if you wish that people around you were happier, then you need to practice an attitude of gratitude so that they remain happy and value you as a source of their happiness.
People Feel They Exist:
I am sure it happens to a lot of you that you don’t notice the people around you. There would be people that live in your building, people that work at your office that you don’t know, but some of them would be the ones who open the door for you or stop the lift so that you could get in. To you, these people don’t exist, but if you show gratitude these people will feel their existence known and the next time you are at front of a door or running for the escalator, they will be there to notice your presence and would give you a hand. Therefore, the attitude of gratitude takes people out of oblivion and has their existence known.
Now it’s Your Turn!
What kind of approach do you follow when it comes to interacting with others? Which approach do you think is the best? What are the difficulties in practicing an attitude of gratitude? How has it worked for you? Share your insightful experiences with us in the comments section below!