Encourage, Don’t Discourage

Why is it that some people find fault much more easily than finding good things worthy of positive recognition? I’m sure practitioners in the Parks and Rec business, being in public service, are at the receiving end of this on a daily basis. This could include any aspect of the business, from taking care of sports fields to planning special events. It seems that no matter how much attention to detail is put into the job, someone always has to …


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5 comments on “Encourage, Don’t Discourage

  1. Teddy Rocks!

  2. Bernie Rangel on said:

    As a young one I was always told by one of my grandfathers about the two ears, two eyes, and one mouth theory. He would say the Lord knew what he was doing. Pass it on to the grand kids. Good writing thanks for sharing.

  3. Ida Rodkey on said:

    Great article! Any chance we could reprint in our monthly community newsletter?

  4. Barb Burkholder on said:

    I just heard that you have two ears, so listen more than talk, but I like the two eyes to observe too. Great article. Going into my annual review in 45 minutes. I can’t think of a better article to have read as I sit here preparing myself for my year in review.

  5. Ed Wolfenbarger on said:

    I often forget what I should remember that my mother would quote ” If you can’t say something nice ……don’t say anything at all”

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