There are 3 questions I ask myself every morning before I start my day:
- What am I excited and pumped about?
- What am I grateful for?
- What must I accomplish today?
But #2…”what am I grateful for?” is my favorite and the one that gives me the most energy!
Now a point of caution, when you are counting your blessings. try not to do it by comparing your life with the misfortune of others.
This is often done unconsciously and it doesn’t make you a bad person, but it’s unhealthy and unproductive.
For example: “I’m so lucky i didn’t end up like so and so … or, I’m so grateful for not being like that guy or that girl!”
Be truly grateful for the things you’ve accomplished without comparison or judgment.
Being grateful is being sincere. When you acknowledge your reality and genuinely give thanks to a higher power, whatever it is you believe in, you are humbling yourself.
You are saying: “I didn’t accomplish or get here my myself”, which means you know you are not alone …and you’ll have company the rest of the journey.
I’m grateful for my parents, my wife, my boys, my brother and sisters and nephews… my friends, my business partners and clients.
I’m grateful for my health, my success and my failures.
I’m grateful for waking up every day, and I’m grateful for things to come.
Being grateful does not mean you accept your limitations, it means you are at peace with yourself now, but always vigilant and ready to evolve and transform.
Being grateful is living in the moment, engaging with the here and the now, and there is nothing more powerful than being present.
Stay focused, lead, and be great!