There is nothing like achieving the outcomes you want to be grateful for, but eventually the newness wears off and you forget to be grateful. There are so many opportunities each and every day to be grateful and so many reasons to do so. People around you will be happier and much more willing to spend time with you, for one thing. You will also make yourself happier and have a more positive attitude. You will also find that when they know that you’re grateful for everything you have and everything you receive, everyone is more willing to help you.
People that feel entitled
You’ve probably met individuals who feel entitled. Somehow, they believe that without working for it, they deserve to have success, even though all the other successful people in the world have had to work their butts off to get where they are. These individuals are always negative, whine and complain about any work they have to do and believe that they are negative.
On a silver platter, the world should be handed over to them. Stop, if you’re one of these people! If you just know people like that, make sure you avoid falling into that trap because it’s a negative pit that’s very hard to crawl out of.
Be grateful for your options and opportunities
Be grateful for the opportunities you’ve got. Think of all the people around the world who don’t have the opportunities that you have if you live in a developed country. Think of people who not only lack Internet access and the ability to start their own online business, but do not even have access to clean water or electricity. The chance to be able to
Nothing to be scoffed at is building a business and achieving that much success. You are a very lucky person if you have that opportunity and you should be grateful for it.
You should also be grateful for the teachers you have in the data you can acquire, from the Internet or from whatever sources you use. You ought to be grateful to the teachers you have, that they have the skills to teach, and that they are prepared to teach you.
There are actually successful individuals out there who do not subscribe to this particular model of thought, instead taking the approach that the more individuals they share the secret of their success with, the more competition there will be, which will apparently devalue their own success somehow, even if it’s not the same industry. Most successful individuals, however, are really grateful to those who are helping them get where they are today.
You’ve heard of Tony Robbins, probably. Tony is a motivational speaker, author and an individual who is very successful. He is still immensely grateful to the people who helped him get where he is today, even with as much success as he has had, and all the things that he has done to create this environment for himself. Robbins said he is still grateful to his earliest mentor, a man named Jim Rohn, who motivated Tony Robbins when he was very young, in a recent interview with success.com.
Follow the example of Tony and be grateful because there are benefits; not only those mentioned in this chapter’s first paragraph, but also some pretty amazing benefits for your company itself. Science seems to be unable to find a metric to measure, but people who are grateful for all the opportunities they have had and all the people who have helped them are more likely to succeed than those who are not, and are usually several times more successful than those who are not.
Being grateful until you get it perfect, practice
It’s all right if you don’t feel like you’re at the point where you can be very thankful for that. Being grateful takes practice, like anything else. When it comes to your online business, you may actually have to think hard about what you have to be grateful for, or you may have to wait until you actually have something to be grateful for. The point is, start changing the way you believe. In this book, this grateful attitude goes along with everything else. You’re just being thankful because you should be thankful because as a person it changes you; it makes you a better person and magnifies your success.
Starting a Journal of Gratitude
To become better at being thankful, one of the things you can do is to start a journal of gratitude. A journal of gratitude is when you sit down at the end of the day and write down some of the things for which you are grateful. You can use your computer and, if you prefer, you can use a piece of paper and a pen or even a smart phone app. Every day, just as long as you spend a little time thinking about what you need to be grateful for, write it down and use it to further your success.
Ways to show your gratitude
One of the things you can do to give back is to help someone else by using whatever assets you have gained from being successful. If you’re an Amazon affiliate, and you get your first Amazon check for just over $100, if you can afford a charity donation, or take it to your local soup kitchen to help buy food or even outsource some of the food
Things you need for your company so that other people can also make money.
The world will continue to give you opportunities and information to help you be successful if you can show the world that you are grateful. Like some kind of new age philosophy, it sounds hokey, but it really is the way this thing works and if you talk to anyone who has achieved a decent level of success, they will tell you that all the keys to success are positive attitude, gratitude and a willingness to learn.