Ways to distinguish yourself #191 – Add an extra “Thank You”

Ways to distinguish yourself #191 – Add an extra “Thank You”

By Rajesh Setty on Thu 14 Aug 2008, 4:00 AM – 6 Comments

Come to think of it, saying “Thank You” just once more in a day in your life costs you almost NOTHING. However, for the recipient of that thank you, it is invaluable.

Imagine when someone genuinely thanks you for something – isn’t that a good feeling? Does it not feel like they handed out a gift to you despite the fact that to give the gift it costs them almost NOTHING?

We all know that long after we are gone, people remember us by how we made them feel and not what we give them.

A genuine “Thank You” is powerful. It can make someone’s day.

We can only watch people’s actions. What goes on their minds and what is going on in their life, we don’t know.

A “Thank You” might just do one or more of the following:

* make their day a little bit better than what it is now

* enhance their self-esteem

* provide them with a boost of energy

* make them feel good about themselves

* feel energized

I can go on with the list but in summary, a genuine “Thank You” can only have a positive effect on the recipient.

Go ahead and give that gift. Just one more time in a day and you will make someone’s day.


Note 1: For links to the other 190 entries in the “Distinguish yourself” series, please visit my Squidoo lens on the same topic:

Squidoo Lens: Distinguish yourself

Note 2: The first 25 entries in the series have been packaged in a ChangeThis manifesto that was published on September 07, 2005. You can download that manifesto here:

ChangeThis Manifesto: 25 Ways to Distinguish Yourself

Note 3: My latest manifesto on ChangeThis was published on August 6, 2008. Here is the link:

ChangeThis Manifesto: Mini Sagas – Bite Sized Wisdom for Life and Business


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6 Comments so far, Add Yours

PHenry  on August 14th, 2008

Thank you! :> I’ve become a big fan of your short’n’sweet pieces of advice. From thist post, it’s a great time to let you know that and to say thanks! :>

Rajesh Setty  on August 14th, 2008

That was very kind of you Henry. You put this into use right away :)

Thank you for reaching out.



sumanth krishna  on August 14th, 2008

Thanks You

for so many things, to give a brief list…

* for letting me work with you

* for the tips on self branding

* for your talks & discussions

* for you squidoo lenses on blogging

* for your simple & inspirational analogies

* for your posts/mini-sagas

Thanks You

Rajesh Setty  on August 14th, 2008

Thanks Sumanth for your kind comments.

Please keep in touch.



Stephen Hopson  on August 15th, 2008


Every so often I feel compelled to write in even though I’ve enjoyed almost every post you’ve written. Today is one of those days where I want to reach out to you.

You’re absolutely right to remind everyone how important it is to send a “thank you” note to someone. In fact, I’m a big proponent of this gesture – I keep a stack of thank you cards next to my printer, reminding me to think of someone to thank. One time I was in a huge gratitude mood, I ended up sending almost 40 thank you cards! Imagine how tired my hand was that day – wink, wink.

I heard back from several who were surprised but one in particular cried when she got mine. She is suffering from cancer and the note made it all the more touching for her. I was touched that she was touched. But I didn’t send it because of her cancer. I didn’t even know she had it!

The universe is exact, isn’t it? Thanks for the important reminder. :)

Rajesh Setty  on August 15th, 2008


How have you been?

Thank you for your kind comments and your friendship over the years.

Look forward to meeting with you sometime.



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