It’s Time for an Attitude of Gratitude

I have a wonderful, supportive wife and an amazing family.

I made it through 42 radiation treatments this year to beat cancer for the third time.

I had the opportunity over the past year to work with a team of financial advisors spanning from Pennsylvania to South Carolina while continuing my work with my regular clients.

There’s a roof over my head and food on the table

And, I have YOU reading this right now.

So many things to be thankful for.

But it’s all in how you look at it. I could be seeing it all this way:

How can I be thankful when I’ve had to battle cancer for the third time?

How can I be thankful for the toll that these battles have taken on my body?

How can I be thankful when my biggest coaching engagement just ended?

How can I be thankful when I’m concerned about the future?

Author Michael Neill says, “We live in the feeling of our thinking.” It’s not what’s happening to us, but what we’re THINKING about what’s happening to us that makes us feel sad, bitter, frustrated, or angry. Neill tells us, “Change the thought and you change the feeling.”

But if you’re not happy about your situation, how do you change the thought?

Motivational speaker Zig Ziglar would tell his audiences that the healthiest of all human emotions is gratitude. “Go home and write down all of the things you like about your [work/life],” he would instruct them. If you hate your work, do you at least like that you get paid, or that it allows you to be independent, or that you can control your hours?

“The secret,” Ziglar would tell them, “is that like is another word for grateful.”

If you’re feeling that there isn’t a lot to be thankful for in your business or your life, make a list of the things you like/love about them–what you can be grateful for–and read the list out loud tomorrow–and every day.

Have a Happy Thanksgiving…and keep REACHING