Congratulations!

October 11, 2013 — 15 Comments
Congratulations! | Joseph Lalonde

Really, it’s amazing what the word Congratulations can do to a person. It can make them feel like they’re on cloud 9 and the world is their oyster.

Whenever we hear Congratulations, we feel like we’ve done something worthy of praise. That’s awesome!

Sadly, we may not hear the word Congratulations all that often. Our spouse (I know I’m guilty of not saying it to my wife enough), our boss, our employees, and even our friends may not say it or communicate it to us. That’s a bummer.

When we don’t hear that great word there’s often a feeling of shame or guilt we haven’t lived up to expectations or done something great. Don’t believe the lie.

We were made to be amazing. We were made to WOW the world. We were made to excel.

So, even if you’re not hearing Congratulations from the ones you love or the ones you work for, it’s going to be okay. Because you’re still awesome. And you’ve done something that’s worth being praised for.

Now, my question for you today may be a bit uncomfortable to answer. We’re not always good at tooting our own horns. But that’s what I want you to do today. Without further ado, here’s the question.

Question: What’s something you deserve a congratulations for that you haven’t received one? Who’s someone you NEED to go and congratulate today? (Now go do it). Please share your answers in the comment section below.

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  • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

    Congratulations! (Not sure for what, maybe your ebook? LOL)

    Say it to your wife, now. Go make her day! :)

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Thanks Lorraine. Though this post wasn’t supposed to be congratulations for me, it’s supposed to be about you guys. What’s something you’ve done or are doing that’s special and needs to be congratulated?

      • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

        I recently learned that I will be guest posting on Carol Tice’s blog, Make a Living Writing – in about three months.

        That’s something – she is a legend in the freelancing world, and she pays for guest posts!

        • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

          That’s awesome!

          • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

            That’s what I thought! LOL

            Thanks, Dan!

            • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

              Your welcome:)

              • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

                Sigh. I think you meant: “YOU’RE welcome.”

                YOUR comment may have been written in haste. If not, you should see the difference between the TWO (you’re/your) in this one!

                Sorry, as a teacher, I feel it is my duty to educate others. Now you know for future reference that “you’re” means “you are” and “your” indicates ownership.

                I really appreciate your support, so please don’t be mad at me for correcting you.

                Many people make this little boo-boo. :) Unfortunately, most people who know the difference are TOO afraid TO speak up.

        • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

          Whoa, that’s awesome Lorraine. Congratulations! I’ve never heard of Carol but will have to hunt her down and check out her site.

          • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

            She’s a legend, and gets about 32000 views per month on her blog. Reportedly. :)

            • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

              Wow. Be sure to share your guest post when it goes live.

              • http://lorrainemariereguly.wordpress.com/ Lorraine Marie Reguly

                Will do. I’ll be screaming from the rooftops! LOL

  • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

    Great post, you deserve a huge congratulations with your book launch!!! Thank you for the reminder.

    • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

      Haha Dan. This isn’t supposed to be about me. It’s about you! So what can I congratulate you on? (-:

      • http://danblackonleadership.com/ Dan Black

        Ha:) Well then, for me launching my first paid book.

        • http://www.jmlalonde.com Joe Lalonde

          That’s awesome Dan! Congratulations on getting your book out there. It rocks.