"Politeness and Consideration for Others Is Like Investing Pennies and Getting Dollars Back"   Leave a comment

Some food for thought that all of us should remember…

— A little goodwill goes a long way. Small acts of kindness or shows of support don’t take a lot of effort or time, but they do build up a strong “account” you can draw from in the future.

Thomas Sowell, an American economist and columnist, said that “politeness and consideration for others is like investing pennies and getting dollars back.” Do you remember the last time someone did some small, thoughtful thing for you? or paid you a compliment or showed some sign of appreciation? That gesture probably made a very favorable and lasting impression on you.

In both your work and personal life, remember that the little things—a thank you note, an offer of support, a referral—matter a lot in the long run; consideration for others is an investment with a very high ROI.

Posted July 5, 2011 by greggornation in General

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