The Daily Practice of the highly Successful and Happy

“Gratitude is the healthiest of all human emotions. The more you express gratitude for what you have, the more likely you will have even more to express gratitude for.” —Zig Ziglar

Study any highly successful and/or happy person and you’ll notice they all have some form of reflection and gratitude practice.

Oprah. Thich Nhat Hanh. Venus and Serena.

Gratefulness for what they have, sure. But also for their journey and the trials and victories they’ve been through.

Gratitude exists outside of income. You can be dirt poor and still be grateful for the people and life you live. Same if you’re the richest dude around.

Do you have to be grateful for everything? No—that’s not what gratitude is about. There’s room to reach for something better and still be grateful for what we’ve got. The key is remembering what’s important.

Success starts with gratitude.

Does gratitude create success and wealth? Possibly. At the very least it opens you up to an abundant mindset.

Gratitude focuses your attention on what you have instead of what you lack. It’s bending your mind toward the positive aspects of your life rather than the negative. The less weighed down you are by negativity, the more capable you are of reaching your goals.

The simplest way I’ve found to add a gratitude practice to my day is the 5-minute Journal created by Alex Ikonn: The Five Minute Journal: A Happier You in 5 Minutes a Day: Intelligent Change: 9780991846207: Books

Each morning you simply record three things you are grateful for. It can be big or small — For example, I’m grateful for time with my fiancée, I’m grateful for my job, I’m grateful for this cup of coffee this morning. And in the evenings you write about three amazing things that happened today. (I had a day off from work, I spent time with friends and family all day, I worked on things I love.)

You would think that small acts like these would add up to much in the grand scheme of things, but really how we focus on the little things reflects how we handle the big things.

STAY BOLD, Keep Pursuing — Josh Waggoner | Daily Blog #1468

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