We often think of giving high fives after a little league game in congratulations, while watching our favorite team score, or amongst friends after a great joke.
Giving a high five is infectious, it's an agreement between two people, a bond shared through a simple gesture of slapping hands. If you think about it, aren't most people smiling when a high five takes place. Positivity. Nothing signals positivity more than a high five and a smile.
Did you ever want to burst into a mini dance party after landing a new client, selling a product, meeting a goal, earning an "A", finishing your taxes, cooking a fantastic meal, getting somewhere on time, completing a workout, finishing an interview, cashing a check, saving money, or cleaning the house? Celebrations need to be more common. Everywhere and at anytime - lift someone up with a quick high five, share a personal accomplishment with a hand slap and smile - why not?
You can change the environment of your workplace by a simple 2 second high five. Think if you just completed a sales report, or taught a great lesson the class really connected with, or finished your mail route and you found a co-worker and simply high-fived them. You feel great for the accomplishment, you feel better because you got to share it, and that co-worker is now infected with your positivity - which will probably ripple into their own work. They might even continue the gesture with someone else when they have an accomplishment of their own. Behold the power of the ripple effect, and in conjunction with positivity - anything is possible.
Start high-fiving life. Beginning the day with high fives at home will set the tone for you and your family for their days. At school, envision a class continuously sharing in one another's accomplishments with high-fives and smiles. I guarantee the level of learning increases and more and more students will be succeeding because of that positive environment. This can be replicated in any workplace...even Congress! At the gym, athletic events, out to eat, most importantly at home and at work start high-fiving life. Let the high five revolution begin...it just might change the world.