“Gratitude spurs us on to prove ourselves worthy of what others have done for us. The spirit of gratitude is a powerful energizer.” Wilferd A. Peterson
Toya shares, “When I left my secretarial position at a prestigious company for an internal job opportunity, I taught my replacement all that I knew in that position, both the technical stuff as well as my secrets and the little personal things I did for my boss. I wanted my boss to continue to get the same level of service he was accustomed to, and for the new secretary to be successful in the position. I was happy that I helped her get ahead, rather than not helping her so that they would ‘miss me’ because no one could do it as good as I did. She was very successful, and my boss thanked me for doing that.”
How often do you take the time to teach others your “secrets” so that they can also do a great job? It’s true, what goes around comes around. It doesn’t always happen as quickly as you may want it to happen, but it happens.
You’ll get immediate gratification in knowing that you did the right thing at the right time to support another person. Always pay it forward.
PS – Remember, you can put that significant action on your “Wins” list at the end of your day. When you count your blessings, know that you are one!