If you want to be successful, you need to feel more gratitude. Fortunately, gratitude, like most emotions, is like a muscle: The more you use it, the stronger and more resilient it becomes. -Geoffrey James
In this article, Geoffrey James talks about the developing of the gratitude muscle. How we don’t feel gratitude if we don’t practice it. How we become greedy and self absorbed if we refuse to recognize what we have. Similar to the abundance mindset, one must recognize and enact gratitude to be gracious. To be successful, you must recognize success.
I think this works on two levels.
1. If you can’t recognize success, you will never find success. This is more of a philosophical point. If you don’t know what success is (or gratitude, or abundance) then how do you know if you have it? Theoretically, you might already be successful, but ignorant.
2. If you can recognize success, you know what to look for. Knowing what to be grateful for, what you are successful at, what you have an abundance of, helps you know how to duplicate it, locate it in other areas, and share it with others.
Recognizing fruitfulness and being grateful for it makes it far more likely that you will seek more of it. It also makes it more likely that those in your community with rub against that attitude and learn from it. It’s a way to be an influencer of positivity.
That’s good stuff.