The Power of Simple Courtesy

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The Power of Simple Courtesy

"Never underestimate the power of simple courtesy.

Your courtesy may not be returned or remembered,

but discourtesy will."

Princess Jackson-Smith, writer


As I see it. . . . . . . .

The power of simple courtesy  

The simple act of courtesy is in having good manners and treating people with courteousness.  

Courtesy is act of doing for others without seeking a reward or recognition. Being courteous can be one of the most fulfilling moments in a person's life for both the giver and receiver.    

The power of the act of simple courtesy can brighten a person's day, make a person smile, and form a lasting relationship. The cost of being courteous is being polite and the rewards are endless. Being courteous is a personal choice of being a good person and making the people you meet feel good about meeting you.  

©2010 Lou Ludwig, Sales and Management Consultant, Success Coach, Speaker, Trainer and Author



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Dan Brudnok, REALTOR
Keller Williams RE- Exton - PA License Number #RS225179L - Downingtown, PA

well said really isn't that difficult to do.....with most I believe it is a choice to be rude.

Jan 08, 2011 11:27 PM #1
Paul S. Henderson, Realtor, Tacoma Washington
RE/MAX Professionals. - Tacoma, WA
Tacoma Washington Agent/Broker & area authority!

Isn't that the truth!
All we can do is keep selling Lou!

Jan 08, 2011 11:36 PM #2
Judith Parker
ProStead Realty - Charlotte, NC
CRS, GRI, CMRS, Charlotte, NC

Hi Lou, it is so true that people are more likely to remember when someone is rude.  It would make me feel really bad to be rude and hurtful to others.  Add some sunshine to another's life.  That makes me feel good.  Thank you!

Jan 08, 2011 11:38 PM #3
Jack Mossman - The Nines Team in Stockton
The Nines Team At Keller Williams - Stockton, CA
The Nines Team at Keller Williams

Gosh Lou, it's like so many other things ... people may not remember the "expected and polite" thing to do ... but will always remember (and talk about) the other ..

Jan 09, 2011 02:22 AM #4
Praful Thakkar
Keller Williams Realty - Andover, MA
Andover, MA: Andover Luxury Homes For Sale

There is an Indian saying - the trees with fruits bend most! That's the power of courtesy.

Jan 09, 2011 08:12 AM #5
Steve Hoffacker
Hoffacker Associates LLC - West Palm Beach, FL
New Home Sales Trainer, Aging-In-Place Instructor


In today's fast-paced lifestyle, courtesy seems often to get lost or forgotten. Great post. :)


Jan 09, 2011 10:14 AM #6
Kristin Johnston, Waukesha Realtor 414-254-6647
RE/MAX Realty Center - Waukesha, WI
Waukesha County Realtor, RE/MAX Buyer Agent

Great quote Lou!  I think many times we do something nice and expect some great reward for it...we need to simply just do the kind acts and be done....feel good about it either way!

Jan 09, 2011 10:53 AM #7
Shannon Coe
Allison James Estates and Homes - Loomis, CA
916-741-1664, Lincoln, Rocklin, Loomis, Roseville

getting the want and how on active rain.

Jan 09, 2011 12:40 PM #8
Tricia Hoffmann
Your Home Free - Highland Village, TX

I get compliments all the time from people about the manners of my five year old.  I think that's sad.  Since when are things like "please", "thank you" and "excuse me", optional?  My 16 month old son already knows how to say thank you.  I hope if my children learn anything from me, it's respect for others and being courteous counts!  Great reminders of how simple a smile or hello can be.

One thing I have noticed and actually can't believe how prevalent it is in our society is the term "no problem".  I will say thank you and I hear from people in the service industry, friends, co-workers and other agents say "no problem". Was it a problem to begin with?!  Starting to be a pet peeve :)

Jan 09, 2011 04:24 PM #9
Laura Giannotta
Keller Williams Realty - Atlantic Shore - Little Egg Harbor, NJ
Your Realtor Down the Shore!

Common courtesy is not so common anymore!  Please, thank you and You're Welcome seem to be in disuse.

Jan 10, 2011 05:54 AM #10
Brian & Chloe Kissinger
Kissinger Bigatel & Brower REALTORs - State College, PA

Hello Lou, excellent posting and reminder about the simple pleasantries of life. Thank you for posting.

Feb 15, 2011 04:56 PM #11
Chris Sanderson
North Eastern Group Realty - Fort Wayne, IN

Simply profound and yet profoundly simple.  Thank you for the gentle reminder, Lou.


Mar 04, 2011 03:20 PM #12
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