It’s an inherent nature of man to want recognition. (Copy and tweet). We were created with a desire for fellowship from which should stem the recognition of who we are. We often lie to ourselves when it comes to wanting recognition. Earning that amount of money, wearing the designer clothes, living in that house etc are all good yet those things I think only give a false sense of recognition. They are additives! Pain is pain regardless of who you are and what you have. (Copy and tweet).
Many fight for their rights as a way of demanding recognition which I find nothing wrong with. However, in our day to day living, we don’t need a government legislature to be enacted into law before we gain recognition. We can easily reach out to the next person and relieve them of the burdens life without a fight with the powers that be. (Copy and tweet).
There is nothing wrong with wanting recognition but when it leads to narcissistic tendencies, you ought to watch out. Paying special attention to others and hailing due praises engenders a feel of acceptance which also empowers in the long run. (Copy and tweet). In psychology, I believe they call it rewards.
Recent events in the world have either demotivated or totally killed the self –esteem of many. They are desperately looking for a way to kick start the joy and enthusiasm they once had. From our daily fear of further financial meltdown and political instability, recognising someone for the little they do is something that empowers the average person to want to do more. (Copy and tweet).
I have often said recognition is a part of man that God left for the other person to add. (Copy and tweet). We all get bog down with a lot during the course of our lives. Interestingly, many never find a way out to break free. You and I could alleviate someone’s burden by showing how much we recognise them for their love, kindness and care. (Copy and tweet).
Music, movies, books can inspire us up to some point. A pat on the back, notes of thank you, a look with affirmation etc are ways by which we can tell others we recognise their value. (Copy and tweet). To be inspired by someone who values you is also a great way to stir yourself up. In order to touch the core of a person, learn to recognise them for who they are – strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (fears). (Copy and tweet). A bit of business application there Lol!
Never let a day pass without you smiling at someone, saying thank you or doing something to uplift the other person. (Copy and tweet). Make it a point to be a “people’s recogniser” in the practise sense of the word. I make it my duty to lift people up every day of my life. Remember the Bible recognises the power and value of words. Yes there are several ways to recognise a person but the greatest of them all I believe are the words we speak to each other to show we recognise them. (Copy and tweet).
Talk About It -
A. What other ways do you think people can be recognised?
Joe Akuoko II