What You Appreciate, Appreciates

What You Appreciate, Appreciates

Think about a time when someone showed appreciation for you.

Maybe your boss thanked you in front of the whole team, and even described how your extra effort made a big difference for the company.

How did you feel? 

It felt amazing, didn’t it? And it spurred you to grow even more. You probably felt encouraged to do a good job again the next time, right?

That’s a great example of a powerful principle we can apply in all aspects of our lives, including our exercise, training and nutrition habits.

What you appreciate … appreciates. What you value then grows in value.

Here are a few more examples.

  • When you show your partner how you appreciate certain behavior, he or she is likely to do it more.
  • When you lose a few pounds, you’re happy – and also encouraged to continue eating right and exercising.
  • When you nurture friendships by spending time on them, those people feel good – and the relationships deepen over time.
  • When you appreciate your mind and body for all that it does for you in training and when you have a great performance at a race or training session, it responds and gives you more!

The word “appreciate” has multiple meanings. It can mean that we simply notice something. Then that we’re thankful for it, and that we place a value on it. But the word also means “to grow,” as in a financial investment.

When you’re living a healthy lifestyle, you feel better emotionally, physically, mentally and spiritually. The benefits of that investment appreciate and compound – so you, in turn, want to keep eating right and exercising and enjoying all the positive, wonderful gifts around you.

If you want something to appreciate, show how much you appreciate it. Including yourself.


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Erinne Guthrie is a USA Triathlon Level II Certified Coach since 1999 and Chief Motivating Officer at Full Circle Coaching, LLC since 2010. Creator of the 16 week Triathlon Transformation. She has been training, racing and coaching triathletes since 1997.  She is also a CHEK Holistic Lifestyle Coach Level 3, USMS Master’s Swim Coach, Motivational Speaker, Metabolic Efficiency Specialist, Mom, Mermaid and much much more.


  • Jesus Jimenez Posted May 10, 2021 9:57 am

    I am thankful for all the things you mentioned and I try to be so in the moment because these things are so fleeting. I want to appreciate all this life as it happens. The journey is to be savored. Speaking hope and promise and love to others is huge. Can be life changing. And I am so thankful knowing every good thing is a gift from God. And its just a glimpse of His goodness and faithfulness.

  • fullcircle Posted May 10, 2021 10:19 am

    Yes Jesse, so much to appreciate if we just take the time to do it- all those good thing get better!!!

  • Pepetase Posted May 15, 2021 4:10 pm

    Remember it once and for all!

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