Gratitude greatly improves every aspect of your life. Lesson 5 of our FREE Online Courses teaches you how to activate this gratefulness within you, and improve your performance in business, partnership and well-being.
Let gratitude become a part of your daily experience. As you learn how to do this, you will progressively find more and more things, people or events to be grateful for.
Once I asked a successful colleague of mine what it was that drove him day by day. He thought for a moment and said to my surprise: "Well, you know it is gratitude. I am simply grateful for everything. This life, the opportunities I had, the people I meet - everything which helped me arrive here where I am today."
Not quite sure what I had expected, I was humbled by these wise
words. They made me observe my personal investment
A couple of years later that colleague advanced to became a successful company owner with
more than 60 employees. Amazing what gratitude can do!
Today we will practice first and talk later. Gratitude is an experience. Nobody can explain it to you unless you have actually felt it one time or another. I would like you to recall into your presence FIVE events, people, situations, really anything that you feel grateful for.
Take a few moments.
In the form below, type in the first five things which came into your mind. Yes, now.
If you prefer to type it into a text document on your computer or to write it by hand on a peace a paper, that is also OK.
Into the box below write five things, people or events you feel grateful for.
Then click to open the rest of the form. In the next text box explain why you feel grateful for each one of the five things.
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The purpose of this exercise is not just to merely talk of what gratitude can do for you. What I am after is for you to FEEL your gratitude right now. Truly experience it and engrave into your memory, into your conscious awareness.
Can you feel gratitude right now? Have you done the exercise above? If not, please do it now.
Ok, now that you feel grateful, observe how much warmth you feel within you. Let's stay with that for a few moments.
Now, let's think about the very last unpleasant situation you experienced today or this week or month. (Lucky you, if you need to think even further back to find something unpleasant. :) ) By that I mean anger, hate, disappointment, envy, jealousy, dissatisfaction, etc.
The next thing I would like you to do is to compare the feeling of gratitude and the feeling of unpleasantness. Which one is greater within you.
As long as the bad feeling is greater you will not feel happy! That is why it is essential you tune into gratitude as often as you can during the day. The healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude.
The purpose of this exercise is for you to train yourself, or better said, train your mind to focus on the feeling of gratitude instead of any unpleasant feeling.
How to do this? By tuning into an attitude of gratitude.
Remember the positive
Tune into gratitude by remembering every morning one or many situations in your life that you feel grateful for. The more you practice the more familiar you will become with the experience of gratitude.
Eventually this feeling of gratitude will become a natural part of your daily experience and you will steadily find more and more things, people or events to be grateful for.
Focus on the positive
Think of something you believe you dislike but cannot remove from your present reality. That can be anything or anybody: a close family member, your job, your present home, the environment, the season, the month of the year, a colleague.
And now take a piece of paper or use the form above. And write as many things as you can that you actually LIKE about your hated object. Zig Ziglar says you will actually sleep better the very same night after you have done this. I can vouch for that.
And then every morning you take one of the things on the list. Say with conviction into the mirror looking into your own eyes: "I love ..... about ...." - picking one item from the list.
Within a month you will be surprised how things will have changed about that issue you were working on.
Zig Ziglar explains in this video how this process works.
I hope you enjoyed the video as much as I did. But you get the idea. Gratitude is an attitude, it is a choice you make.
You are choosing every moment of the day what your mind should be occupied with. And according to that choice you will feel either good or bad.
If you are ready move tomorrow to Day 6 - Money is important, but not everything of the free online course on how to change your life.
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