Yesterday I talked about the power of accountability and I can only recommend everyone with dreams and goals to take that advice. Today we want to talk about another amazing tool and that is GRATITUDE.
It was the 4th lesson I learned from my first coach. What he had asked me to do was send him an email every night with at least 3 things I was most grateful for in the past day.
You have no idea what that does to you. It makes you actively look for things to appreciate even when you have a tough day. Taking this asignment serious brought a lot of happiness into my life and helped improve the lives of hundreds of my clients because once I understood the power of it I started using it in my coaching too. Try it out. You will be amazed at the results. At first you will have to use willpower to keep the commitment for writing it down every day but after a few weeks it will be totally natural and I can assure you, YOU WILL LOVE IT!
Why? Because you start to relize all the good things that are already in your life. You take your focus away from your troubles and focus on the good which eventually will bring you more of the good. Remember, what you focus on expands.
I give thanks every night before going to sleep and very often again in the morning before getting up. That is a good way of doing it once it has become a habit. Until then the best way to do it is through keeping a gratitude journal. I still keep mine because it makes me feel good about myself and my life.
You will be amazed at the beauty and wonders you start to see all around you once you get into this.