“Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”
– Jim Rohn
What does success look like, to you, exactly?
Maybe you can describe it in ten words or less. Maybe not.
Like happiness, It’s a tricky beast, ever changing. You think you’ve grasped it but at the last minute it slips from your fingers.
Or you grab it and hold it fast in the palm of your hand. But when you open your hand you find that it’s not quite the way you imagined it would be.
Yet you’re driven to succeed, your every waking thought filled with aims and ambitions.
But paradoxically, success’ most perceptible characteristic isn’t a physical manifestation like losing weight, moving into your new office (and job) or buying a beautiful house.
It’s a feeling.
Which is why true success is so hard to see, but easy to feel.
And if you’ve been struggling to succeed it may well be because the missing ingredient in your master plan is just that. A feeling.
And that feeling is…gratitude.
You see, research has shown that gratitude may indeed be the missing ingredient to your success.
1. More Willpower
Can you start a new habit, diet or exercise regime and stick with it right to the end?
Or do you fall quickly, inevitably fall back into your old patterns, even though you desperately want the results!
Changing the way we act is your greatest challenge
Being slimmer or fitter, to stop smoking or drinking, to study consistently – the rewards are obvious and delicious… yet still those old patterns prove too strong.
Malcolm Gladwell, best-selling author of Outliers: The Story of Success states that on average it takes 10,000 hours of practice to truly master something. That’s 416 days!