And once more, back to the Gratidude Fountain of Awesomeness – the elixir that fixes pretty much everything that ails you…
I just love Thanksgiving… a day dedicated to Gratitude. One of the things I've learned in my life is that the more I can live my life from a place of gratitude for all the gifts I've received… well the better my life is. In every way.
Including, not incidentally, my business. Make no mistake – the more gratitude I have, the better my business does.
It makes me more impactful. It attracts better people into my life. It builds my relationships with the people in my life. So many benefits… and so easy to obtain. Which is why I do my best to bring more gratitude into my life.
Of course, I'm not perfect – in fact I'm so far from perfect… well, it's downright silly. I can still get frustrated by stupid stuff.
But gratitude pulls me out of frustration… but only 100% of the time.
And one of the ways I've been able to stay in gratitude more is by building “gratitude rituals” into my life. (Check out my post here about the “Discipline of Gratitude”… it's one of the most popular posts ever).
If you aren't already doing this, you might want to try adding gratitude rituals into YOUR life. The impact is amazing.
For example, we have a team meeting each week. And the first thing we do in every meeting is a simple gratitude exercise. We “go around the room” and each team member shares something that they're grateful for in their lives. It could be as simple as the weather, or time with family… or a team member helping out on a big project.
It's not complicated, doesn't take long… and then we move onto business. But what a wonderful way to start our team meeting! It sets a completely different tone than if we just plunge into the latest project.
You get the idea – that's just one example of a gratitude ritual that I've built into my life…
So what gratitude rituals do you have? What gratitude rituals can you bring into your life?