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So I am pretty motivated guy. I told a friend the other day I was being lazy and he spit his coffee out laughing. I guess I am not as lazy as I thought. Motivation is only true when found internally. I have always believed in internalizing and motivation is the perfect trait to internalize.
Appreciation needs to come from others. While I guess I appreciate myself, there is no self derived satisfaction resulting. When one of my clients the other day spent a lot of sweet words telling me how much they appreciated my work, the amount of satisfaction was off the chart.
If your customers tell you how much they appreciate you, you are building great relationships. If you have not told your employees, your partners and your suppliers and vendors how much you appreciate them, you are missing out. This is one thing they cannot do for themselves. Get out there and give some well deserved appreciation.