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To make it a habit of being proactive in our appreciation towards others is one of the noblest thing we can do!”

Appreciation is a human need. It’s not just something that’s once in a while nice to have and to give, but something that every person needs in order to be happy and to thrive. That’s true in every setting, but it’s perhaps nowhere more evident than in the workplace. When people feel genuinely appreciated by those they work for and with, they’re much more likely to be excellent contributors and “team players.”
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Taking calculated risks is about assessing potential gains versus potential losses, and making wise decisions accordingly.”

When you get an out-of-the-box idea or an opportunity arises that would be a departure from your normal way of doing things, your immediate reaction might be to play it safe—to shy away from the idea, or to hesitate to capitalize on the opportunity because it’s new and untried and seems risky. But if you wait too long to decide what to do, the opportunity may pass you by. At times like that, you need to calculate the risk.
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“If that man can be happy, cheerful, and confident,” Harold said to himself, “how much more can I.”

Harrold Abbot was a chronic warrior. That is until one spring day in 1934 when, as he was walking down the street, he saw something that put an end to all his worries. “It all happened in ten seconds,” he told a friend years later, “but during those ten seconds I learned more about how to live than I had learned in the previous ten years.” At the time, Harold had been trying to run a grocery store—not easy in the middle of the Great Depression. He had gone heavily into debt, and had been forced to close his store a few days before.
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Sometimes the best things in life are the ones that money can’t buy.”

Iwent to see a friend the other day. I passed through two sets of polished doors and ascended the building in a gleaming elevator to get to his office. A receptionist offered me a cup of gourmet coffee before ushering me into a spacious conference room, where personal mementos, souvenirs from world travels, and numerous awards competed for space on teak shelves.
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Keep your sense of humor. There’s enough stress in the rest of your life to let bad shots ruin a game you’re supposed to enjoy”.
—Amy Alcott

A113-year-old man, when asked the secret of his longevity, replied, “When it rains, I let it.”

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Stress is the trash of modern life—we all generate it but if you don’t dispose of it properly, it will pile up and overtake your life.—Terri Guillemets
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Take care of your body by making wise lifestyle choices, and you’ll be healthier and live longer!”

Researchers have found that the brain contains messenger molecules that are produced by the immune system, enabling the brain and the immune system to “communicate” with each other. This may help explain why our physical condition is closely related to our mental and emotional state. If we are happy and free from stress, our immune system is boosted and is better able to fight sickness.
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It is often humbling to open up and let others see the “real you,” but it’s a necessary part of uniting hearts and minds.”

How to make those you love feel special by saying “I love you” in a variety of ways.

If you’re looking for ways to make those you love feel special and appreciated, here are a few ideas to get you started.

1. Put it into words. Those three little words—”I love you”—are still the best way to make sure those you love know it. Say them often.

2. Tell them why. What makes the person special to you? Tell him or her, and be specific. Whenever you find something new to admire or appreciate, say so.
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A determined soul (a maximizer) will do more with a rusty monkey wrench than a loafer will accomplish with all the tools in a machine shop.

—Rupert Hughes

Most people, it seems, fall into one of three broad groups when it comes to their level of dedication and initiative, their work ethic, and how much they’re able to accomplish.

These three groups are the minimizers, the maintainers, and the maximizers. Minimizers do as little as they can get away with, and maintainers do only what is needed to maintain the status quo, but maximizers are ready and willing to go the distance; they are focused on moving closer to their goal, even though they know it will cost them in time and energy.
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Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success.
—Henry Ford

Synergy—the combined efforts of two or more people or things where the result is greater than the sum of their individual efforts or capabilities—has become a workplace buzzword.

We’ve all heard lots about the benefits of teamworking. Pool your talents and work together, and you generate more ideas, a greater effort and subsequently better results. Two and two don’t always equal four; in teamwork they can equal six or eight.
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Welcome alternatives and opposing views. Remind yourself that the goal is not to prove yourself right, but to make the right decision.”

Perfect decisions are few and far between because life is messy. A great decision is always possible, however. Great decisions don’t all have fairytale endings, but they do achieve the best possible outcome under the circumstances. The most successful decision-makers don’t act on impulse, intuition, or even experience alone; they have a system that they work through step by step.

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