This week, let’s visit an attitude focused article by Geoffrey James from Inc.com titled True Secret to Success (It’s Not What You Think). This title of this article definitely caught my eye. I’ve read countless books as well as other articles about “secrets” to success. Therefore, I was curious to see what Mr. James thought the “secret” was. I was especially interested by the statement, “If you’re not exercising this emotional muscle, you’re probably setting yourself up for failure.”
How to Exercise an Attitude of Gratitude
After reading this article, I completely agree with Mr. James. The emotional muscle he refers to is “Gratitude,” an attitude which is just like a muscle. It can be both developed and strengthened through regular use. When you take time to acknowledge things you are grateful for and express gratitude, you begin to reprogram or recondition your brain. Your brain will begin to notice more reasons to be grateful and will also seek out more of those reasons. As Mr. James explains it, “over time, your ‘gratitude muscle’ will become so strong that you’ll attract more success into your life, not to mention greater numbers of successful (i.e., grateful) people.”
Regarding those who live with the attitude of gratitude vs. those who do not, I couldn’t word it any better than Geoffrey James:
“People who approach life with a sense of gratitude are constantly aware of what’s wonderful in their life. Because they enjoy the fruits of their successes, they seek out more success. And when things don’t go as planned, people who are grateful can put failure into perspective.
By contrast, people who lack gratitude are never truly happy. If they succeed at a task, they don’t enjoy it. For them, a string of successes is like trying to fill a bucket with a huge leak in the bottom. And failure invariably makes them bitter, angry, and discouraged.”
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