Recipe for a Successful Life
All day long, say “good morning” and “good afternoon” as if you really mean it.
Do something nice for someone whether it is picking up something someone dropped, putting away someone’s shopping cart, or even giving a word of hope to someone who has lost a job or is discouraged at the job he has.
Look pleasant. Dress as nicely as you can and smile. Always nod and say hi, even to strangers. You never know when your one kind hello will make or break someone’s day.
Show respect for everyone. Don’t treat people as if you aren’t interested in them and have more important things than them on your mind. this means not texting or reading a book while people are trying to talk and have a conversation.
Sincerely praise every person you come into contact with. It could be the bag boy at the grocery store for doing a good job and not smashing your bread or the clerk whose jewelry you admire.
Treat a teenager like an adult and not an alien from outer space. You are the adult here treat them the way you want them to treat you.
Do your job a little better. Forget about whether you will get praised for it or noticed. Just go the extra mile.
Be patient with that child or adult who isn’t learning something as quickly as you think he should. When talking with a little child, take the time to kneel down and listen to him.
Make eye contact with everyone who is talking to you, even the cashier at the grocery store or the child who is telling you about the bug he found… for the third time.
Don’t be rude and ignore someone by talking on your phone, especially a cell phone. The person you are with should be the most important person to you at that moment.
Let it slide. If someone pulls out in front of you in traffic, you get the wrong package in the mail or the neighbor’s child leaves his bike in the yard, don’t get mad. Start over-looking things and letting them go. We are all human and make mistakes.
Success in a nutshell – “Do unto others as you want others to do unto you.”
P.S. “People seldom notice old clothes if you are wearing a big smile.” -Lee Mildon
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