I'm sure you've heard it... Attitude is everything! But what kind of attitude should we have? Jennifer Covington, Life Coach and writer for the Huffington Post, preaches that the key attitude is one of gratitude. Checkout the 4 reasons why it's important from her article, The One Habit You Need Succeed Above All Else:
Michael Beckwith says in the movie The Secret, "Energy flows where attention goes." When you focus on the negative, on what is wrong, broken or flawed, you bring more of that into your awareness and experience. When you focus and dwell on what is right and good in your world, you will bring more of that into you experience.
2. The Universe Responds Favorably
When you give thanks, you are acknowledging that Higher Power that makes it all possible. You can call it God, Source, Creator, The Universe, or whatever you like, just make sure you call it and say, "Thank you!"
3. Your Perspective Changes
Perspective controls everything. When you're in love, the birds sing, the sun shines and you see rainbows everywhere. When you are fighting with that same loved one, the birds become a noisy nuisance, the sun hurts your eyes and you only see rain and not rainbows. It's all about perspective. This idea is supported by Anais Nin who says, "We don't see things as they are, we see them as we are," meaning our perspective and outlook on the world affects exactly what we experience.
Once you get the hang of it, you will begin seeing the shiny side of many different situations. You will begin dwelling in possibility and that is when the world of magic opens up to you. You're no longer focusing on what can go wrong, you are focusing on what can be. When you get into this space, get ready to be shocked and awed at what miracles await you!
- Keep a gratitude journal and write 5 things you're grateful for everyday
- Write 3 thank you notes to anyone in your life
- Call and tell positive influencers in your life that you're grateful and appreciate them
- Say thank you out loud as much as possible