Gratitude is Different (and More Powerful) Than You Think

Gratitude is Different (and More Powerful) Than You Think
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Every day, experience complete gratitude for the inevitable success of your future. Then, act the part, here and now.

Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”
– Marcus Tullius Cicero

Life is harder now because our world is designed to distract us. Our world is more confusing than ever. This is no secret.

Depression and anxiety rates are skyrocketing. Addiction is an epidemic. Obesity continues to rise in America. General unhappiness, numbness, and dissatisfaction are basically the expected norm.

If your life isn’t moving in the direction you want it to go, or if you feel overwhelmed by everything on your plate, then this article is for you. You can apply the methods in this article and see immediate results.

If you begin to develop a practice to apply the methods in this article, then you will learn how to achieve any goal you set. Gratitude is the mother of virtues. You’ve heard that a thousand times.

But what does it actually mean to be grateful?

Clearly, it isn’t writing down a list of what you’re grateful for once per year on Thanksgiving. And even though that is a helpful exercise, there’s a lot more to it, although it isn’t complicated.

Gratitude Transforms 3 Things

Fundamentally, gratitude is intended to change three things:

  • Your past
  • Your present
  • Your future

If you’re not transforming your past, present, and future, then you aren’t fully experiencing the benefits of gratitude.

Every morning, you have the opportunity to trigger a mental and emotional state that sustains throughout the whole day. If you start your day right, you’ll be shocked at the momentum you can create.

Even more though, if you give yourself some space – I’m talking 5-30 minutes – of strategic gratitude and visualization, then you literally prime your brain to operate at a higher level throughout the day.

Source: Inc.com

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