Twenty Things We Should Say More Often (Part 9)

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Today we are going to talk about #13 on our list of things we should say more often.

Please

Please is one of the most powerful words we could ever say.  When you add please to what you are saying to someone, it turns the statement from a command to a request.  This word shows that you are submitting to the authority of the person you are making the request to.  Saying please to a request greatly increases the chances that the person you are talking to will grant your request.

Please does not just apply when we are speaking to someone.  We should also use the word please when we are making written requests to people.  That means we should be using please with written letters and notes, social media, and especially emails to each other.

People have a strong need to feel respected and telling someone please indicates to the person that you respect them.  This can go a long way with the other person.

Sometimes we get busy in our lives and we forget to say please.  We may even be thinking please in our heads, but we don’t actually say it.  We really need to stop doing that.  It is important that we remember to say please when we make a request to another person.

Our assignment this week is to make sure that we tell a person please whenever we make a request of a person.  It is the right thing to do and it will make those people feel appreciated and honored by us.  Be a person who says please to people.

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