Darren Hardy, publisher of Success Magazine and author of The Compound Effect says, “To be great, be grateful”.
Darren’s come up with a Thanksgiving challenge. He suggests:
“My challenge to you is to think of an area of your life you are
having difficulty in and want to improve. For the next 21 days, take
three minutes at the end of the day and write down what about that
problematic situation you appreciate, what’s good and what you’re
grateful for. This could be a confrontational co-worker at the office,
your job as a whole or your troubled marriage… anything or anyone that
frustrates or negatively affects you.
I promise you, when you change how you look at a situation, the situation changes.”
OK, so Dear Blog Readers, I realize I’ve been really baring my life here during this challenge. This is a challenge because I am basically a very happy person, and don’t like to bring others down if I’m kind of down.
I felt better today since that last post. I realize that setbacks are a part of everyone’s lives at one time or another. And it could be worse. Anyway. Life and self-worth is not all about the money. I am not what I earn in a year.
My life is not centered on and about “stuff”.
I realize I must always be grateful now. Or I’ll never be happy. I can’t say to myself, “Gee, if only I could have this or if we do that, THEN I’ll be happy. I’d be setting myself up living a life of eternal discontent.
And I have chosen to appreciate whatever I have. And I will be working to be ready and embrace new opportunities, which will arise!
Today I heard my voice on local TV and radio spots for a couple of different campaigns running right now. I can’t lie, after all these years, I still get a little thrill when I hear my finished work appear randonly on the airwaves. Happy and thankful? Absolutely!