The Year of a Mindful Career: Power of Gratitude

What do you have to be thankful for? When was the last time you considered giving thanks to those who’ve helped you succeed?

“If I’m worried and I can’t sleep, I count my blessings instead of sheep. And I fall asleep counting my blessings.” –  (See Below) Bing Crosby from White Christmas

Expressing gratitude with feelings and thoughts is powerful. It’s also a success-attracting habit.

When you are so absorbed in a challenge or project, you may be compelled to concentrate on what you don’t have: an easier route, an answer or more time. This pulls you further away from getting what you “think” you need.

Giving thanks and being thankful open your mind to solutions and opportunities. I’ve seen this first hand. I also see how easy it is for me to get busy and forget to stop and be grateful and give thanks. I’m trying to change that. Not because of its amazing rewards, but because I am grateful. I’m lucky and I have many blessings. And yes, I’d rather shed the cloak of worry for a good night’s sleep.

Personal Challenge: You can’t assume that people know you’re grateful. You have to think about your good fortunes, be truly grateful for them and express your gratitude to others. See what it does for you.

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