As I got Mind Masters members planning this last quarter it was with the realization that I then had to plant the seed to move past this last part of the year and to start thinking about the future. For some that seems challenging, between the violence, natural disasters, and divisive political climate, it’s been a rough year for many of us. We’re inundated with negatives nearly 24/7 from the news, social media, and even in-person conversations.
No matter what your situation, it is critical to take time each and every day to focus on what you are grateful for! The more you focus on what you are grateful for, the more of those things and experiences you will attract.
Gratitude can have a significant positive influence on your physical and mental wellbeing, but like other healthy habits, even though you know it’s good for you, you often struggle to practice it consistently.
It’s easier to focus on what you don’t have, or what hasn’t been done, and the challenges than it is to be grateful for what you have. So, you have to work extra hard to find the good in yourself and the business issues that surround you.
Like any other habit you have to practice gratitude consistently or you don’t experience the great benefits. That means planning a way to incorporate gratitude into your already busy schedule.
So what does that take? First it takes commitment even when things are not going the way you planned. Sometimes it is being grateful for what you have accomplished, small as it may seem; or thankful for the people you call customers and clients.
A gratitude journal is great for staying focused. Gratitude doesn’t make challenges disappear, but it helps them feel more manageable so you can move into new and greater success ahead.
The Challenge: Make a list of things you have been grateful for this year, before you begin planning your future goals.