Good Morning!!! Tuesday Gratitude Practice is here!!! How will you take what you are grateful for through the rest of your day? This isn't just about writing it down and sending it back… put it out there! Let the world feel your appreciation! Let's make a difference.
This only takes a few moments to do but gives to you for much, much longer. So put down whatever you are doing and take a couple of minutes for yourself. Every Tuesday morning I am going to ask you to write down 5 things that you are grateful for and email them to me (keep for yourself as well). What are you feeling gratitude around? Here are mine for this week:
Honesty. My Lululemon Peeps. Awesome Flight Deals. My Teammate Amy Morgan. New Ventures.
There are no right or wrong answers. It is about what you are grateful for. It is proven that doing this once a week makes you happier, healthier, exercise more and less sensitive to perceived slights. You will sweat the small stuff less and focus on what really matters.
So… what are you waiting for???
Food for thought:
How are you limiting yourself? The truth is you have no real idea until you are given a bit of perspective. If you have judgments around various occupations, people, ideas, places, behaviors, etc, then you are limiting yourself. When you decide you could never do something you are saying that you could never do something… which is a limit, period. Have you ever said you would never do something only to do the exact same thing you described as horrible? Of course you have, hypocrisy is as common as people are. Bottom line, limits have a way of being torn down in either direction… towards the yummy and towards the crummy. Just as you are capable of doing what you least desire you are also capable of rising higher and higher. The trick is to stop thinking you are limited and choose which direction you wish to expand.
Anything is possible. Anything. You just have to decide you will create it. So why does that idea make most people uncomfortable or question its validity? It may have something to do with personal responsibility. Knowing that you can have it all means figuring out how to get it, deciding you really don't care about receiving it (if you opt out of doing the work) and not blaming others for not being where you want to be. When you recognize your power it can also leave you feeling like you have the weight of the world on your shoulders. Well, the weight of your world is on your shoulders and it always has been. You can decide whether the weight pushes you down or has wings and lifts you up. You have to take the possibility of all things that have, haven't or will be and do what you will with it. If you limit yourself you will find that happiness is fleeting, life is short and work is never ending.
Dream. Dream BIG! Imagine yourself in every situation you encounter and embrace the possibility of living in those different ways on purpose. Imagine being healthy for life. Imagine living on the moon. Imagine creating a new work week where we spend more time with family and friends and less time in a cubicle. See yourself doing what you love for as long as you live. Imagine having a magic wand and creating a life you have never seen before. Don't repeat what has been done, forge new territory with your dreams. See beyond what is to what will be. Stretch your mind, your heart and your eyes. Growth happens when you do more than you have done before. This is the secret to life, continue to create without looking backwards and repeating how it was done. Move forward instead of treading water. In a limitless universe there are no excuses, no reasons why something cannot be; in a limitless universe we have all we need, you & me.