Posted on June 5, 2018
In a world where criticism often screams and thankfulness whispers, where our focus is on what’s lacking and not on abundance, and where our success compass is directed at weakness, shortcomings and failure and not on progress, results and strengths – it’s becoming harder and harder to cultivate gratitude.
Personal and professional development experts spend much of their time, learning and testing new ways to cultivate this most valuable resource, whose primary beauty is that it alters everything and generates more of itself when used.
Two of the most effective ways to generate gratitude involve a type of “personal inventory” technique, as a way to start and end each day.
Try this for one week starting tomorrow:
Before you being each day, decide what kind of day you’re going to have – rather than wait to see what kind of day you’re going to have. By this, I mean, set a clear intention that you want to feel gratitude for what you have, who you meet with, what work you’re doing, appreciating each experience your day brings. Try recruiting all your senses to help you:
What I see, what I hear, What I feel, What I smell & taste, What I touch….
Write it down. Keep a gratitude journal close by throughout the day to track all these moments of deep and genuine thankfulness, awareness and recognition.
At the end of the day, your personal gratitude inventory is going to enable you to answer 3 powerful questions:
What did I learn today?
What am I most proud of today?
What did I enjoy most in my day?
Guaranteed to shift your gage to one of greater joy, fulfillment and satisfaction – this system will help you create even more. One of the founding principles of NLP (Neuro Linguistic Programming) is that whatever we focus on grows.
Imagine a world where our focus is on blessings….
Now, go use your personal gratitude inventory to help you give a Corporate Gift today.