Are you one of those people who are always appreciative of everything you have or are you one of those who complain about everything you don’t have!
How grateful are you for what you have, where you are and what you are doing? Or are you one of these people who might expect nothing less!
Do you regularly show your gratitude about how things are or focus on griping about how things should be and aren’t?!
As quoted by Melody Beattie “Gratitude turns what we have into good enough”.
Zig Ziglar said, “The more you gripe about your problems, the more problems you have to gripe about!”
As referred to in the Law Attraction, what messages we send out is what is drawn towards us.
We might be guilty of taking things for granted, and we do this because it might be what we expect, or have always had, and sometimes we have no comparison or experience of how things could be much worse.
Cynthia Ozick said “We often take for granted the very things that most deserve our gratitude”
If we always want more than we currently have, is this a goal or a vision or does it mean we are dissatisfied with what we have now?
Only YOU can decide this. Only YOU can determine whether what we want is because of a place of dissatisfaction or because we want to strive to be better.
We know that to be focused is to have goals and for these to be actioned in the form of manageable steps which enable us to achieve, BUT if these goals start at a place of being dissatisfied with what we have, then this isn’t a great place to start.
So how do we move from a gripe to a gratitude place?
- We must acknowledge that what we are doing ‘okay’ and who we are currently is ‘good enough’
- We should focus on those things that most deserve our gratitude and thank our lucky stars for them
- Begin focusing on what we want with a view to improving who we are or what we do
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