Here’s some words for the week to ponder.
As a high school basketball coach, John Wooden created a “thank you” rule for his players. Every time a player scored, he was required to acknowledge the person on the team who’d assisted.
Of course, some of the players thought this was a silly rule that would take too much time away from the game. But Wooden explained to his team a simple gesture like a nod, a thumbs-up or a wink would take them less than a second.
Wooden believed if you didn’t show your appreciation to others, they’d have no way of knowing their contributions were recognized. And without recognition, people start to pull back — both from performing and from cooperating with others. It’s a key element of teamwork and success.
THOUGHT TO REMEMBER: Patience is not the ability to wait, but the ability to keep a good attitude while waiting.