It’s a cold and stormy winter Saturday morning.
The temperature is below freezing and the wind chill is 10 degrees.
Having the thought of even going outside gives you the chills.
No way am I going outside today, you tell yourself that while getting ready.
But… what if…
You didn’t have this house to keep you warm. What if you were living outside in that nasty, cold weather?
You would be miserable right?
Being grateful for the “over-looked” things in life is something that you SHOULD pay attention to each and every day.
Gratitude has a great way of partnering with your feelings so let me explain real quick what I mean here.
Knowing that you have food to eat everyday is something you should be thankful for and that is a gratitude feeling.
Having a warm bed to sleep in at night is a gratitude feeling.
Coming home every day to a roof over your head is a gratitude feeling.
You may not say it or acknowledge it every day but it is something that you are thankful for.
You are happy that you have these things, correct? Because if you didn’t have these things you would be very upset about having to sleep outside in the 10 degree wind chill weather.
Happiness is a feeling. We all have feelings and emotions and being happy is one of them.
By increasing your happiness your results in your life expand to be equal to your feelings.
Results and feelings go hand in hand. Just like peas and carrots.
So lets just say you would love to get better results in your business. Or lets say you want to live a more fulfilling life. Better relationships, better income, better opportunities and a better lifestyle.
To jump start these type of results all you have to do is increase your feelings of gratitude.
Be grateful for what you DO HAVE right this very minute no matter how small or large those things are.
By focusing on what you do have instead of the things you don’t have this will create a spark of better results.
Give this lil’ exercise a try.
I want you to start writing down the things that make you happy.
Here are a few examples:
- A warm shower in the morning
- A roof over my head at night
- The clothes on your back
- The coffee you get to drink in the mornings
Come up with 10 or so things.
Now I want you to answer this question for each of those things you just wrote down.
Why are you grateful?… for a warm shower in the mornings, a roof over your head at night.
Right down the answer, right after the thing you just wrote down that you are grateful for.
It will look something like this:
I am grateful to wake up every morning to a warm shower because a cold shower every morning would start me off on the wrong foot.
I am grateful for a roof over my head because having to sleep outside would be life threatening in this cold, stormy weather.
What this lil’ exercise will help you do is increase your feelings about these “over-looked” things in your life that really do make you happy. We all have a busy life and sometimes it’s hard to focus on the small things that really do have a great impact in our lives.
Repeat this exercise each morning and add 2 or 3 things each morning to this list.
Go back and read over the previous things you are grateful for each time you add something new to this list.
This exercise will get your feelings and emotions to reach its highest peak. By doing this your feelings with increase.
What else will start to increase?
Yes, your results in your life.
Everything! I’m talking about everything.
Anything that gets you a result will become a bigger result.
Bigger results equal better lifestyle.
Give this exercise a try. I promise you it will make a huge difference in your business and your financial lifestyle as well.
If you have any comments about this exercise or would like to add to it then I would love to hear it!
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