If you're not aiming to have a great quality of life along with your business success, it's time to start. The reason: The happier and more positive you are in life, the more success you will achieve for yourself, your team and your clients.
Is it possible to strive for more, desire more, work for more while still being deeply, profoundly grateful for all you have? Will being grateful make you complacent? I'm not sure, but it is what I've been working on for the past two months.
My flight was delayed in an airport and I did something I've never done -- I got a shoe shine. As he began on one of my shoes, rather than just enjoy the simple 10-minute moment, I was lost on my iPhone, banging away at an endless drawer of emails.
The benefits of throwing around Thank You's are enormous. And we have so many opportunities every day. Who can you think of that you can thank again with more passion? Who will you always remember to thank in the future?
When you come up with things to be grateful for, you probably mentioned your kids, your partner, your family, your job, your health, and probably some more of those obvious things to acknowledge. But I have three more things to add to that list, if you want to.
Science is producing mounting research that our lives are much better when we practice gratitude.
Truly, a grateful heart makes each passing moment precious, valuable and full. We can't take our own health or life for granted, nor that of our friends or loved ones. Nothing in the realm of form is permanent, and so we are wise to cherish each opportunity and express our gratitude as it arises.