There are two kinds of successful persons-- the one who comes from the small percentage of successful persons who is appreciative of everyone who assisted them on their journey. And then there are those who see themselves as "self-made"-- and who cut themselves off from anyone who has helped or supported them in their climb to the top. They soon experience isolation and can be seen as the classic "dog in the manger". On the other hand, the grateful and appreciative will be visited by greater success-- in fact, will create more room in their heart, mind, and world for more of the desires of their heart.
The truly grateful person will recognize that there is beauty and wonder in all creation. They will recognize that the road to success is largely made up of fascinating and gratifying byways and side-roads-- the process is more important than the outcome. Others will want to work with and for the appreciative and emotionally generous.
The truly grateful person will want to do whatever is in their ability to help the person who helped them... to pay forward, but also backward, so to speak.
When you develop the habit of gratitude you will see that the world makes available to you more of everything you appreciate.
The three qualities that are natural outgrowths of a habit of gratitude include:
(1)connectedness- you are a part of something much larger
(2) commitment- you desire to give back to the community that embraces you because you see the value in contributions that other people and things are making to the community and to you, and
(3) humility- you see yourself as a unique part of the world around you, but NOT the most important part. You're connected, committed, and humble-- you know that there is always more to learn and you are open to that learning. You look for mentors and you grab opportunities to teach others what you have learned, a great way to solidify learning for yourself.
Gratitude provides immunization against threats to personal growth and continuing success.
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**You want to read a sage little book that contains this idea about gratitude? Dan Sullivan has coached the likes of Jack Canfield (the successful "Chicken Soup" entrepreneur-author) and has a succinct brilliance that will give you an entirely new perspective on goal-setting: