How to Practice Uncommon Appreciation

How to Practice Uncommon Appreciation

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Do you know how to practice uncommon appreciation? Do you even know what uncommon appreciation is? It is really actually quite simple if you think about it. Uncommon appreciation is simple acts of generosity. Something as simple as giving up a parking space is considered an uncommon appreciation. In this post, I am going to share with you how to practice uncommon appreciation and why it is so important.

Have you ever done something for someone and felt unappreciated? If you answered yes this is actually more common than not. It is a proven fact that 46% of employees leave a company simply because they felt unappreciated. 88% of these employees stated they did not receive acknowledgment for their work.

There is more hunger for love and appreciation in this world than for bread. – Mother Teresa 

Before I go into ways you can practice uncommon appreciation I want to point out that there are 3 different kinds of appreciation. They are:

  • Auditory
  • Visual
  • Kinesthetic

Auditory people prefer the spoken words of appreciation as to which Visual people may prefer flowers, a gift card, an email, a letter and so on. Kinesthetic people need to feel your appreciation such as a handshake a high five, a hug, or a pat on the back.

I know, you are probably thinking “How am I supposed to know which of these someone is such as a total stranger?”, right? Well unless you are a physic that is simply impossible. However, this is no reason not to practice uncommon appreciation.

One of my golden rules, actually it is repeated in the Bible:

Do unto others as you want done unto you

I live by this. A lot of people believe in karma, I personally believe in God. I also believe that how you treat others is how you will be treated. 

If you are a giving loving person then you will attract giving and loving people into life. If you are a hateful and greedy person you will most def. attract more those type of people into your life. The same goes for appreciation. Show more of it you will receive more of it.

5 Uncommon Appreciation Languages 

In Jack Canfield’s book The Success Principles How To Get From Where You Are To Where You Want To Be he talks about the 5 love languages in chapter 53. They are:

  1. Quality Time
  2. Receiving Gifts
  3. Acts of Service
  4. Physical Touch

Jack goes into further detail in his book. You can get your own copy here ====> The Success Principles

Showing uncommon appreciation is a must in your journey to success! Appreciation of any kind is a form of gratitude. Here is a Blog Post I wrote about Gratitude. You should check it out.

The more appreciation we show the more we get back. The more you give the more you get; bad or good.

Uncommon Ways To Show Appreciation By Paying It Forward 

Here are some ways to show appreciation in uncommon ways.

  • Pay for the car’s order behind you in the drive-thru
  • Leave an envelope with money in it taped to a pack of diapers in the store
  • Offer to babysit for a friend so they can have an Adult Night
  • Give a book that changed your life to someone random

There are so many ways to show uncommon appreciation by paying it forward. If more people realized just how powerful this is I believe this world would be a much better place.

The key is to practice this from the bottom of your heart with sincerity. Practice this out of an act of looking or expecting something in return…. well it may just backfire on you.

If you found value in How to Practice Uncommon Appreciation please comment below and share with me how it has affected you and please pay it forward by sharing!


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