Some of you know that I belong to an accountability group that we call “Warrior.” I have about 20+ guys that are in this group and we tell it like it is. If someone spots that we are slacking or such, then someone will usually call that person on the carpet and make them spill the beans and get real.
Today one of our members proposed a challenge that I thought was very worth while and something that I am going to push myself to do.
What is the challenge?
To post something that we are grateful for every day till the end of the year.
It sounds easy, but it takes discipline to do something every day when it is not part of your normal routine.
How do you combat this?
You make it part of your daily routine.
I have been reading Millionaire Success Habits: The Gateway to Wealth & Prosperity by Dean Graziosi and in it he talks about having an attitude of gratitude. It is one of the successful habits that the wealthy have.
Now normally I am a pretty disciplined person, I have had to become one if I was going to work from home.
What is hard is adding to one’s daily routine. It sounds easy, but it is more difficult than one would think.
I have two areas one is BEING and the other BALANCE.
With BEING I am taking time to talk to God, meditate, journal ect
With BALANCE I am taking time for those I love and care, in that I try to bring loving value into their day. I might send a text, a private message or leave a post it note for them to find.
It is one of these two areas that I will add my “attitude for gratitude” exercise and it is my hope that in doing this for 30+ days, it will become habit and I will carry it over into the new year.
What am I grateful for today?
I am grateful for all the wonderful people in my life who support and stand beside me.
I am thankful to God for allowing such good people in my life. They look out for me, encourage me and even kick me in the rear when I need it… and at times I need it too.
So now I have put a plan in place and every day when I do my Core 4 I will add to it my attitude for gratitude. In doing it this way, I should be able to maintain this till the end of the year with the hopes that I will continue it into the next year.
I know that some of you are out there asking, “Why is it important to be grateful?”
Believe it or not, there are some real benefits for being grateful…
The Benefits To Being Grateful
1 – It helps you to be in the here and now. By being present, by noticing what you do have and you stopping to acknowledge it. Stop and smell the roses and count your blessings. You can be grateful for the person you are with at that moment, having a roof over your head, having food to eat, even taking that last breath that you just took. Stop in the here and now and be grateful for just a moment. Believe me it is easier said than done.
2 – Being grateful has the power to change your mood almost instantly from a negative outlook to positive outlook. Good feelings and a positive attitude arise when you start acknowledging what you are grateful for.
3 – Being grateful and verbalizing it wakes up the universe and the universe wants to see you succeed. Quantum physics applied to a positive thinking state show that the “ripples / vibrations” your thoughts make affect and modify the reality around you.
Example – you want to be happy? Start saying / thinking happy things about yourself and your environment. Soon you will see that you are happy and you are enjoying your environment. In fact, you will have an abundance of happiness because when you do this, the universe wants to step up and help you make that so.
It is said that the first seventeen seconds of any thought are the most powerful, and they create enough energy to start attracting what you are thinking of into your life.
What you do not want to do is think in the negative, but be grateful, thankful and appreciate what God has given you in mind, body, soul and spirit.
I challenge you to accept my attitude of gratitude 30+ day challenge and see how these next 30+ days will change your life for the better.
On New Years Day, I will come back to this and share how my life has changed and I would like to hear how your life has changed as well.