Grateful seems like such a simple word, yet in encompasses so much power. As I continue my journey, I’m reminded daily of how grateful I am.
I’m grateful for those people in my life that empower me daily. I’m grateful that I have a career I love and that I have the opportunity to help others discover their best selves. I am grateful to have had the opportunity to challenge myself and to become the best person I can be. I make sure to incorporate gratitude into every day and every interaction. This simple process has brought wonderful people into my business and my life. The energy I get in return is amazing and fuels me every day.
We all know that negative sticks in our minds much more than positive.
We need to hear 3 positive things for every 1 negative thing; however, we live in a society where we tend to hear 10 negatives for every 1 positive. It seems to be much easier to critique than to compliment. So, my challenge to you is to be an active change to that mentality.
"acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance."
I don’t think you would find it hard to believe that people that work with you and for you are more likely to work harder and be more productive in a positive environment. However, creating this positive environment full of support and gratitude can be a challenge. When you see someone do the right thing, we often think, “I don’t need to say anything, they’re doing their job” and you’d be right. But acknowledging and praising sometimes even the little things makes a huge impact on the person you are saying them to.
Expressing gratitude builds relationships, refuels the soul and empowers people around you.
You can say it becomes contagious. I’ve noticed this with clients I coach. At times when I begin with a client, they have a negative mindset. Whether it’s self-inflicted or brought on by people around them, it’s there. In working with them and challenging them to find things in their daily life to be grateful for, their thinking begins to change. They start to look for the good, the successes, the improvements. As they show others their gratitude the dynamic shifts and becomes empowering.
Even though, gratitude may be simple, it is powerful and can make an amazing impact on you and those around you. Challenge yourself to look for the positives and to be grateful for them. Acknowledge those around you and build a world of gratitude that empowers.