This chapter focuses on the one way to get people to do anything; make them want to do it. It points out the fact that praise is highly motivating and criticism can kill the ambitions of a person.
I believe in giving a person incentive to work. So I am anxious to
praise but loath to find fault. If I like anything, I am hearty in my
approbation and lavish in my praise.
Honest appreciation gets results. Criticism and ridicule fail.
- I shall pass this way but once; any good, therefore, that I can do or any kindness that I can show to any human being, let me do it now. Let me not defer not neglect it, for I shall not pass this way again.