Being thankful for everything you have is a mind-shifting experience. Try this quick and easy exercise each day. Wake up and write down five things that you are grateful for. It could be as simple as another day on earth. Your feet touching the ground. The ability to breath… or get deeper – and be grateful for a specific person, condition, thing, whatever it is in your life that you are grateful for.
There are half full and half empty people on this planet. The half full group has their glass filled with gratitude. Gratitude is one of those emotions that can increase well-being and happiness among those who deliberately create it. Gratitude can also increase energy, optimism, and empathy; all characteristics of positive happy people.
Imagine being aware of all the good things that surround you. Imagine how much easier it would be to handle adversity and opposition when you have this upbeat attitude? Imagine having a purpose in life, an appreciation for those lives around you, and a willingness to act to show your feeling of gratitude.
Those are the ingredients to a more fulfilled balanced life as a leader. Focus on the big and the small things to show your gratitude. You will find that as you express this new attitude, you will emit a positive energy or aura that will attract into your life exactly what you need to proceed and succeed.
Gratitude is a state of mind that we all have access to. It takes practice and with practice, it reaps great benefits.
In the spirit of Gratitude, I wanted to share five things that I am thankful for:
- I am thankful for the family I was born into, the family I married into and the family I have now.
- I am thankful for Hip Hop music & culture. It provides me with daily inspiration and motivation.
- I am thankful for all the career opportunities God has provided for me and my family.
- I am thankful for my mentor and Next Level Coach, Walter Bond.
- I am grateful for each of the teams I was blessed to lead. They truly are the reason for my success.
What are you thankful for?
PS- Check out this great Thanksgiving message from Michael Hyatt.