Once when someone praised the work of Mother Teresa she is alleged to have responded by saying that she would not be doing this work if it did not reward her!
However, since most of us don't live on that saintly level, we do need acknowledgment and applause for what we do.
The question is how to make your contribution known without stepping over the line into obnoxious self congratulation and praise…
DANCE WITH IT! EXPERIENTIAL APPS
An opportunity to experiment with some fun ideas…
'WOO HOO! LOOK AT ME! AREN'T I GREAT!'
Nope! Uh uh… definitely does not cut it!
But, erasing your efforts on the part of others doesn't do it either!
So, how to get the recognition and acknowledgment you want?
Instead of just stepping in quietly, say:
"Do you need my help?"
Instead of downplaying your effort say:
"It did take time and if it made a difference it was worth it!"
When someone says 'thank you' instead of saying 'it's nothing' try:
"I'm glad my help made a difference!"
You get the idea, right?
You are acknowledging your own effort!