“Mountains are built one pebble at a time and climbed one step at a time” -John Di Lemme
This week I am going to write about one of the most powerful yet simple “pebbles of action” towards building your mountain of success. This one action step will separate you from the crowd and empower you to develop a network of people, who have a high regard of respect for you.
The action is simply using a few words of appreciation. The words “thank you” are simple but at the same time extremely powerful!
I wrote in a past issue that the difference between ordinary and EXTRAordinary is just a little bit of EXTRA. Well, as I meet people and do business, I make an extra-effort to say “thank you” via e-mail, voicemail or send a card in the mail in which people always comment how much they appreciated the “thank you”. In these days of such hectic schedules with people running all over the place trying to get ahead, sometimes we forget the simplest things in life are the most powerful and rewarding. You need to think to yourself about a time someone sent you a thank you and how much it meant to you. Always remember the golden rule from my all-time favorite motivational book:
MATT 7:12 Do unto others as you would have others do unto you.
After you finish a meeting make a note to yourself to send a timely thank-you. Simple actions reap big rewards!
I personally like to leave a voice mail message or send an e-mail message with the subject line “Thank You”. Life is a journey and as you progress, the key is to establish a reputation as one who appreciates others. People will always feel comfortable to introduce you to one of their contacts knowing your past pattern has been one of professionalism and respect. You need to realize your most notable achievements in life will usually be the result of someone introducing you to one of his or her contacts.
From this day forward, always take a little pebble of action in order to build your mountain of success! “Thank you” is a fantastic place to start! I will start the ball rolling by thanking YOU, the readers of this newsletter. I truly appreciate your time and testimonials about how we have been able to help in your mission in Life. Over the past 19 months we have heard some wonderful stories about how the words in this newsletter has helped so many people.