You are appreciated for the work you do, whether you know it or not. Just as we need to focus on the end-user of our work, we need to be mindful that the end user is thinking of you – when they use the goods and services you produce, they are appreciative of the person who was responsible.
You may not know always know this but when a client (or customer) returns to your business or organization for what you offer, they are showing their appreciation through their actions. Appreciation can be shown in different way – it’s not always through words and it’s not always transparent. But I don’t think many workers keep this aspect of appreciation in mind, just as I don’t think a lot think of their end-user, when performing work functions.
Doing so would make the work more memorable and pleasurable as there is a larger purpose to the work we do. As a small business owner, I’ve been schooled to keep the pain point of my ideal client in mind and help to satisfy their need through my programs and services. For those who work in a job, this is great advice to be cognizant of, as well.
Keeping this in mind would give you a purpose for the work you do, and not just for the paycheck. It would make going to work more enjoyable when you remember that you are making a difference in someone’s life. We don’t always need to hear this but need to keep in mind that we are, in fact, appreciated in a bigger realm.
How appreciative you are when you get up to the alarm clock, when you get in the car you drive, or when you answer your cell phone? Someone was responsible for the production of them. Thank the person who did – they may not hear it but you will feel better; it’s the paying forward that matters. It alters our perspective to a bigger realm which leads to more satisfaction, more productivity in our work, and just being a better human being all-around.
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