We all have met people who, no matter how many positive blessings they have, always find reasons to complain. I’ve even seen while at Disney World, known as the “happiest place on earth”, people still managing to find something to complain about. Why does that type of behavior happen? The reason is, it’s all about focus.
Here’s the reality. We all go through difficult times in our lives. Some of them are life-changing while others could just be simple annoyances. The key is no matter what we go through to remain thankful for all that we have. No matter how tough life can get, we still have this chance to live it.
The correct attitude to have always is an attitude of gratitude. When you make an effort to express appreciation for your life, I have found that you will be blessed with more love and joy. There is no such thing as a perfect life. Sometimes things happen that cause us to react in a negative way. It’s OK to have a pity party once in a while, but we don’t want to party too long. It does not do any good for your overall mental well-being.
Being thankful forces you to get outside of your problems and look at the big picture. This will help you to move forward in life when the challenges come.
It’s hard to be negative when you have an attitude of gratitude. Each of us always has a choice of what we will focus on. When we are grateful, we operate from a place of abundance instead of a place of scarcity and fear.
If you find yourself in a situation where you’re having a day where nothing seems to be going right, instead of focusing on all of that, change your attitude and start giving thanks for everything that you have in your life. I promise you there are a lot of people who would gladly change positions with you.
Having an attitude of gratitude has nothing to do with your circumstances. This is why it’s important to understand that no matter what we go through, we must be grateful at all times. Studies actually show that if you are grateful, your level of happiness will be raised by 25%.
If you have found yourself being one of those people who seem to focus on the negative or complain all the time, it’s time to change your focus and the way you think. Let me encourage you to get a journal and write in a few sentences each and every day practicing gratitude. When it comes to practicing gratitude, consistency is the key. Get into a good routine of writing in your journal daily, I recommend doing it in the morning. What a great way to start your day!
Start expressing your gratitude. Unfortunately, most people tend to talk negatively and look for the bad in others. Instead of doing that, start reaching out to people and let them know how much you appreciate them. Look for the good in others.
It’s never too late to start developing an attitude of gratitude. What are you thankful for? Even if you’re going through difficult times right now, there is always something to be thankful for. Life is amazing, take the time to pause and appreciate it. Being grateful will give you the power to completely change your entire life.
No matter what, always be thankful.
Regional Sales Manager RMS