Leading with Gratitude
As we may reflect on the latest news stories and weather happenings lately, it is important to be mindful of your actions and attitude. Be kind and grateful – to yourself and others. Always make your gratitude greater than your success! Focus on appreciating and thanking others and the conditions will always grow to support your increase in success.
What we appreciate -appreciates. What we depreciate -depreciates. Express gratitude to people that is essential for them to hear, but for you to give. Those who add to us, draw us to them. Those who subtract, cause us to withdraw.
Gratitude by it’s very nature, automatically works to eliminate three mental characteristics that most undermine individual success in an interactive world:
“A proud man is seldom a grateful man, for he never thinks he gets what he deserves.” – Henry Ward Beecher
“If you learn to appreciate more of what you already have, you’ll find yourself having more to appreciate” –Michael Angier
Keep a grateful journal. Every night list 5 things this day that you’re grateful. It will begin to change your perspective of your day and your life. Learn to focus on what you have and you will always see the universe is abundant and you will have more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you’ll never have enough. “The more you complain, the less you’ll obtain.” -Unknown
– John Maxwell Leadership Podcast