3 thank-you notes you should be writing – iMediaConnection.com.
A gratitude adjustment
In 2014, Mark Zuckerberg wrote one thank-you note every day, via e-mail or handwritten letter. It was a kind of personal challenge for the young billionaire. He expounded on it in a January 2014 interview with Bloomberg Businessweek:
“It’s important for me, because I’m a really critical person. I always kind of see how I want to make things better, and I’m generally not happy with how things are, or the level of service that we’re providing for people, or the quality of the teams that we built. But if you look at this objectively, we’re doing so well on so many of these things. I think it’s important to have gratitude for that.”
Saying “thank you” forces a moment to acknowledge the great work being done around you. Not everything needs fixing. And when you get that, you become a better manager, leader, and person.