Everyone wants to know the secret to success. It seems like the people who manage to achieve their goals are all in on the mystery but are keeping it from the rest of us. Although it may look like one big conspiracy, it’s really not.
In fact, achieving success is far easier than many people think. It only takes a few small actions to change your life for the better. All successful people use this journaling exercise to help them achieve their goals.
Highly successful people all have one thing in common – they’re extremely grateful for everything that they don’t have yet and everything that they do. It may seem like a weird concept, but these people say “thank you” for all the things they want in life but haven’t gotten yet.
Your first thought may often be to focus on what you don’t have and all the things that you’d like to change in your life. However, by doing that, you’re just focusing on the negativity of not having something. Instead, be grateful for everything and it will breed positivity. As well as that, it will mean that the more you achieve and the more that you want, the more that you’ll have to be grateful for.
As Oprah Winfrey once said, “Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
The Science Behind It
This isn’t just some idle advice that people throw around. Research has even been done into the effectiveness of gratitude.
In a recent study, several psychologists took a group of people and asked them to write a few sentences about their lives each week. Out of all the people who participated in the study, only one of them wrote what they were grateful for.
What this team of psychologists found was that the person who wrote about gratitude each week was happier about themselves and their lives. They were also more productive and energetic than the others and weren’t ill as often.
What You Can Do
Some people think that being grateful for everything might make you lazy or unmotivated, but nothing could be further from the truth. By being thankful, you’re seeking out the good in life. Naturally, the more you seek out, the more you’ll find.
“The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation for goodness.”
Every day or every week, write down your feelings about your life. Be sure to write the things that you’re grateful for, including all the things that you don’t have yet. By doing this, you will improve your health, happiness, and help yourself achieve your goals faster.
Learning to be grateful for everything, including the things you don’t have, isn’t an easy task. That’s why learning it now and writing it all down is an important first step to take. If you start today, you’ll set yourself up for a brighter tomorrow that you can be proud of.
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