Want to be more motivated now?
Put this one thought practice into play
“If I ever lose my eyes, all my colors all run dry,
If I ever lose my eyes oh if… I won’t have to cry no more”
Cat Stevens- Moonshadow
Are you grateful? I mean really truly- “oh damn” grateful? One way to definitely increase your level of motivation is to be grateful. If you are not you just haven’t taken a step back to reflect on what you have. You have way more than many and way more than you may know. You probably have it better than most.
When you are grateful, truly grateful, you stop complaining and embrace the fact that you are fortunate. It’s the polar opposite of complaining. What can you be grateful for? Think about this and just don’t skip over it, please. Just let this sink in.
Are you grateful for your health? I am 58 and take no medications. This sometimes shocks medical professionals. I have no health issues. I am so grateful for that. There are people all over the world tonight who are dying or sick of chronically ill. There are people who for one more time would just like to walk. There are people who long to see the ocean again or a tree swaying in the evening breeze. They can’t. There are people who long to hear music. They can’t any more. You can.
Are you grateful for your loved ones? Your spouse and family? Do you tell them? Do you have them? You may not always so please take a moment to appreciate them. Do you give your wife a sloppy kiss and say “I just love you.” Tell her now, don’t wait for the eulogy.
Are you grateful for where you live? There are countries that are not free. Here we can speak freely and not be arrested or killed.
Are you grateful you are able to make a living? Do you tell the company you work for? Yes I know your boss can be irritating or work can just overwhelm you but do you appreciate the fact you get paid for your skills and knowledge? They pay you?
Are you grateful you have a roof over your head and food to eat? Some people don’t. Some people don’t eat every day.
Are you grateful for the small things—a sunrise, trees, a laugh, a beach, a cat who makes you laugh? You may not notice them all, but they surround you.
Take out a piece of paper today and write down from your heart what you are grateful for. This one simple exercise could shift how you think about life.
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