Is the phrase "keep it up" demotivating?
I frequently use the phrase, "awesome - keep it up" when I here a good thing - especially when it is an improvement in an area we have been working at. Someone mentioned to me that I should revel more in the moment by saying "awesome" and leave it atthat - because "keep it up" detracts from the success of the moment by looking atthe future (something like that). I can kind of see the argument, but am OK with the phrase because it does say I want to continue to see this. I do not use "keep it up" during feedback - I end with "thank you" after the what happens part. I guess I use the phrase during praise (maybe).
Any thoughts? I plan to keep using the phrase, unless a groundswell here tells me otherwise.