We all take things we have and people in our lives for granted. The truth is, we take for granted the things we love the most and that are most important to us. We are so busy dwelling on the things we do not have, we forget to be grateful for the things we do have. We need to be grateful for our families, friends, children, job, health and what we own. Ways to lift our mood and feel more confident is to list all the good things we have and the people in our lives. We will attract more good things our way if we get into the habit of dwelling on gratitude rather than failure. It will keep us in a positive mood and frame of mind. If our brain is working in a more positive state, it will enhance our mind, body and spirit. We will have more enthusiasm, motivation, determination to achieve what we want. Our levels of stress will lower.
Many people who have achieved great wealth and have a fantastic way of life are still unhappy because they do not recognise the great things they have and are not grateful for them. They have forgotten what it is really like to be without these things. So if we want success in life, we have to grow, being grateful ensures growth. We have to focus what is great in our business and our lives. The brain needs to be rewired into a state of gratitude.
3 Levels of Gratitude:
1 Past events we need to be grateful for as they have made us the people we are today.
2 Feel gratitude for the things we have now that we own.
3 Continue to believe those good things will come to us in the future.
If we continually think about being grateful, we cannot think bad thoughts and that good will come our way.
My Action Plan:
Every day, I think about the good things I have in my life. I choose 3 things, no matter how small. One from the past, one from the present and one from the future. Over a period of 21 days, my brain will have got into the habit of looking for the positives in my life rather than the negatives.
As well as thinking about what I am grateful for, my gratitude can be shared with my family and friends through telling them how grateful I am to have them.
Things I am grateful for; my health, my family and my friends health, my ability to work and that I have a job, I have a roof over my head and food on my plate, I live in a country with good health care and education, my disabled son is well looked after, I have friends that accept me for who I am, my qualifications and I have the tools to have a successful future.
I feel that when I am grateful, I am less envious of others because I have wonderful things in my own life. I am also less materialistic, which gives me the patience to work towards my goals. I write everything down that I am grateful for so I do not forget.
O’Connor, Dave. How To Create The Mindset Of A Network Marketing Champion, (Chapter fifteen). United Kingdom: Dreams Publishing, 2015. Print.