Thursday, July 5, 2012

The Power Of Practicing Gratefulness by Josh Hinds

Have you ever noticed that we tend to attract into our life those things which we focus on most? Granted, that's not exactly rocket science, and more then a little obvious. That said, because it is true it only makes sense to give pause and really think about what it is that we want so we can lessen the possibility of ending up with a whole lot of what we don't desire.

Friend, if we want to experience a greater sense of fulfillment we need to really explore the things that we're grateful for. What I'm suggesting is really getting down to the nitty-gritty and looking back on the successes that you and I have experienced at different points in our lives.

The reality is if we're not careful it's very easy to look at our lives and miss out on the many achievements we have experienced. It's incredibly important to acknowledge our accomplishments because that is one of the main things that helps us grow our belief system—the same belief system that will allow us to overcome and conquer any and all future challenges which will come our way.

Here's a simple strategy to get in touch with the things you have to be grateful for:

Take a piece of paper and write down the things that you're thankful for—both past and present. Resist the urge you may have to edit out anything that comes to mind. Just write it down. simply practice free writing—simply write down what comes to mind—your past achievements no matter how menial they may appear in this moment. In reality each and every past accomplishment is incredibly important because in some way its helped to craft you into the amazingly talented person you are.

After you have written down your list of previous accomplishments from your life just read over it. Think back on each of those  positive experiences—reliving them as best as you can. Just close your eyes, take a deep breath and to the best of your ability think back on how great you felt for having succeeded in each of the past experiences you wrote down.

Take just a minute to remind yourself that you have everything you need to meet with success in all your current endeavors.

Look back on your list of achievements at the beginning of every day. Doing so can be a powerful source of encouragement and a great way to kick off your day.

Remember...It's your life, LIVE BIG!

Josh Hinds & Andy O'Bryan co-founded AudioMotivation, which includes success sessions with famous motivational speakers, trainers, business experts & best-selling authors.

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