About a month ago I noticed how lazy I had become with my thoughts, and I chose to turn things around immediately. I began playing what I call The Gratitude Game. The rules of this game are simple - frequently throughout the day seek out common and uncommon things for which you can express gratitude.
The last two times I traveled I found a boatload of things for which to be grateful. I know this might sound crazy, but I even felt gratitude while standing in line at TSA! Frankly, the entire airline industry and its system is just down right amazing.
I love my business and my business does involve airline travel so I'm always grateful for the airline industry because it definitely makes what I do for a living possible. I am always happy and grateful to be traveling, and people are always friendly to me, but things were particularly extraordinary for me the last couple weeks when I heightened my level of appreciation and gratitude.
What I've discovered is that people really notice when you are intentionally grateful; apparently you have a completely different magnetic field. I've literally had several flight attendants on different flights hug me good-bye (THAT has never happened before), and I seriously did nothing so extraordinary to deserve that. I maintain that the level of gratitude I was feeling just pulled people toward me!
The most beautiful thing is that it is impossible to feel worry, anger, frustration, fear, envy, or any kind of upset when you are feeling grateful. In other words, there is no faster way to align yourself with the Divine than expressing gratitude.
I can't help thinking that we would all have much more successful businesses if we got in the habit of expressing gratitude numerous times a day. In today's article I discuss ways to cause your team to excel, and I'd like to suggest that the most powerful way to do that is to mentally express appreciation and gratitude for those individuals numerous times day.
Just today I read in one of Joseph Murphy's books, "What you bless you multiply. What you condemn you lose."