Why is appreciation so important?
The meaning of this word is already in the concept itself: I value something or someone as valuable and communicate that I appreciate this value and appreciate.
But this is where we often have a big deficit. Every human being wants to be perceived and loved as we are, with our character, our abilities, our desires and goals and yes, even with our quirks. Nobody is faultless, because we are human and that's a good thing. It is important that we bring appreciation back into our everyday lives.
A conceptual explanation
"Appreciation is the positive assessment of another person. It is based on an inner general attitude towards others. Appreciation concerns a person as a whole, his essence. It is more independent of actions or performance, even if they influence the subjective assessment of a person and thus the appreciation.
Appreciation is associated with respect, benevolence and recognition and is expressed in affection, interest, attention, friendliness. "He generally enjoyed high esteem" means colloquially: He is respected / respected.
Self-value = value estimate
There is a correlation between value estimation and self-esteem: People with high self-esteem often have an appreciative attitude towards others, are often valued by others, while those who tend to active bullying often compensate for a rather low self-confidence.
Received and given appreciation increase the self-esteem of both the recipient and the donor. Appreciated people are often popular if they are open-minded and sociable. Or as Mahatma Gandhi said:
"Be the change that you wish for this world"
Appreciation is an important spiritual life
It is necessary not only to change circumstances, but to promote people in their development. Appreciation is an important spiritual life.
How can it be that in truly blessed Germany the number of mental illnesses increases from year to year? And I'm talking about adult people who are able to look after themselves and show the red card to an unhealthy external pressure.
We need recognition, feedback and social inclusion. This makes us strong and motivates us. Value estimation is a basic necessity, such as food and drink. She says something about our inner attitude, in which we respect ourselves and others in a respectful way. Again interest in the other show through affection and friendliness.
Only those who find themselves valuable can help others
Why are we doing this so hard? Because we can not give what we do not feel ourselves. Without self-esteem, there is no appreciation. Because self-worth never means self-abandonment.
Anyone who believes that they are not valuable is also not in a position to truly value themselves and others. Instead, envy and resentment arise, which unfortunately have taken a high priority in our society. It pays off to work on your own self-esteem and thereby become happier and happier.
Personality as a school subject?
And with that we should start already in the schools. Why is there no subject "personality" in which one prepares young people for the really important challenges of life and builds up the still young psyche in a positive way.
I hope that more people will correct their many prescriptions and prejudices as they should be, and thus discover their very personal lives. Hurdles are there to be taken. Determine the height of the bar for yourself. Put your "inner critic" in the limits, be careful and find out more about yourself, because only from this base you can change your life.
The four forms of appreciation
It is important first to distinguish one's own personal appreciation and appreciation of an external institution, behavior and personality. Experts even distinguish four different forms:
- The emotional appreciation that I focus on is expressed through active listening, polite language, and friendly gestures.
- Experts are talking about the value of informa- tion when information is passed on at an early stage and decisions are made.
- For example, if we receive confirmation, recognition, and constructive and fair criticism, it is an appreciative appreciation.
- And last but not least, the practical appreciation expressed by the support we receive from others. Let us immerse ourselves a little deeper in the emotional appreciation, towards ourselves and in dealing with employees and executives in Company.
Personal emotional appreciation
Past experience, positive and negative, to activate as force resources, independent of an assessment of the current life or work situation. According to neuroscientific findings, emotionality involves activating enormous resources of one's own personality.
Simply put, identification with the current private life situation and professional fulfillment creates a strong mental and physical performance. This benefits the people as well as the company. The opposite can lead to different impairments up to illnesses as well as internal notice in professional requirements.
Emotional appreciation in the company
The economic goal of a company is to generate sales. However, the implementation without human performance is usually not possible. Every manager and every employee is therefore a company's profit-making capital. Regardless of the position in the company, each employee has enormous potential in different areas.
These resources can be used economically and rationally with salary increases, premiums or other grants. This does not necessarily mean an increase in company identification or performance. An emotional appreciation of the person or the performance, on the other hand, activates a self-determined motivation, the intrinsic motivation. And this is almost completely free of investment. A first step is the appreciative communication within the company.
I wish you a lot of pleasure in discovering the most varied possibilities to experience and give value appreciation. It enriches your life and opens doors that you would never have thought possible. So, push the door latch down and open the first, your very personal door.
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