Goal Setting and Gratitude
So, you’ve formulated a list of goals for the coming year and you’ve broken them down into action steps. You are making sure that you consistently make progress on these steps on a daily basis. Excellent!
However, in this mad quest to achieve bigger and better things, I’d like you to make sure that you do one very important thing on a daily basis:
Be grateful …
Goals are necessary if we want to continually improve – don’t get me wrong. But we need to balance that goal-getting journey with gratitude.
It’s so easy for us to lose focus on the wonderful things we already have as we are trying to achieve more. This can lead to serious feelings of inadequacy and lack that can cripple our progress and well-being.
Life is good, as long as we are always looking for it in everything we do and have.
Here is a video that will help you get grateful in a hurry. I apologize if you’ve already seen it, but I just watched it for the first time a few days ago and it got me on track mentally – immediately.
So, if you woke up on the right side of the grass this morning … be grateful.
If you’ve got a roof over your head and food on the table … be grateful.
If your kids are healthy and happy … be grateful.
If you’ve got a decent job during this global economic downturn … be grateful.
Always strive to be the absolute best that you can be. But always take some time out to be grateful for what you’ve already been blessed with …