Everyone needs encouragement.
Don't you think it's true?
It's not that it's only true for the people who look like they could use an extra dose of positivity or for someone you pass in the hallway who you can tell is having a hard day just by looking at their facial expression.
Even those who are "high up" on the ladder, even those who look like they have everything going for them. These people specifically could use an extra boost.
I'll tell you how you can do it.
Give a sincere and honest compliment. "I like your necklace" is fine and so is "nice shoes" but something a little deeper can really make a difference to a person's day.
"It's such a pleasure to work with you. You are always so positive!"
"You are so dedicated to your job. What would we do without you?!"
"I'm so lucky to have a friend like you. You listen to me with your heart, especially when it's late at night and I have no one else to talk to."
If you feel embarrassed or uncomfortable to say these things to someone's face, you can always write them a letter or an email or send them a text message. It can really make their day!
Do you know that people who speak publicly really draw strength to continue from the feedback they get?
"The speech you ave really hit home. I specifically liked that story/point you said about _________. It really spoke to me and I'm going to do something about it."
Every person, no matter how great they seem or how confident they appear to be can gain from your positive words.
Give it a try! You'll make someone's day!