7 Keys to Success
prefer to work with happy, cheerful, grateful people than miserable,
down-cast, merchants of doom and gloom. As a consequence truly
grateful people, literally attract opportunities that others miss or even
To help acquire this positive attitude, consider the idea of keeping a
Gratitude Journal. Would you, every day for a period of one month, be
prepared to actually write down all the things for which you are grateful?
You know: count your blessings, the way you were taught as a child.
What do you think might be the result of engaging in such an exercise?
Consider the results of this scientific study into the subject.
Two psychologists, McCollough and Emmons, conducted a study on the
subject of gratitude and thanksgiving. In the study, three different groups
of people were required to keep daily journals. The first group kept a
simple diary of all the events that occurred during the day, the second
group kept a record of only their unpleasant daily experiences. The final
group made a daily list of everything for which they were grateful i.e. the
kept a Gratitude Journal.
The results of this amazing study suggested that the exercise of daily
gratitude resulted in higher levels of alertness, enthusiasm, determination,
optimism and energy. So let it really sink-in ...
• A Grateful Heart Cannot be Cynical.
• Gratitude is Fundamental to Maintaining an Optimistic Outlook.
• The Exercise of Thankfulness activates the Law of Attraction.
Additionally, the gratitude group experienced less depression and stress,
was much more likely to get involved in helping others. They also
exercised more regularly and made more progress toward their personal
goals. Isn't that amazing: just by keeping a Gratitude Journal, the study
suggests they were able to positively impact their chances of achieving
Thankfulness is an attitude and an important key to success. It is an
attitude we all need to learn to acquire - particularly when we feel we are
in difficult circumstances.
So learn to be grateful.
The 7 Keys to Success