What are the benefits of adopting an attitude of gratitude?

One of the most transformative tools I’ve adopted in my life, and one that I like to share with others as a Leadership and Personal Development coach, is the use of “Gratitude”.

Over the years I’ve come to understand that when I want to make a shift for the better, regardless of what it may be, it starts on the inside. It begins with a thought, the development of the idea, and so forth. When I am anchored with an “attitude of gratitude” the results are more positive, more productive, more fulfilling. I feel better about my life and what’s going on around me.

There is more and more scientific research being undertaken to substantiate this finding, and the following link, to a very comprehensive article, explains how the emotional connection between our hearts impacts our brains, even at a molecular level.

Scientists Show How Gratitude Literally Alters The Human Heart & Molecular Structure Of The Brain

Adopting the daily practice of “feeling grateful” will not only change your life, the world around you may become more peaceful as well!

Things I’ve Learned Along the Way: Stick with it despite the challenges

This brightened my day and made me smile. Why? Because it reminds me to keep on trying despite the challenges that surface in life.

Through experience, I’ve learned when trying something new it almost always feels a bit odd in the beginning, because it is. It’s when we persevere against all odds and keep working on what is most important to us, whether it may be learning to ride a motorcycle, working on a new project or whatever it is that’s burning in our hearts, that success comes into focus.

Take the plunge, make the mistakes, try again, and smile knowing that you are on your way to mastery!

Are you struggling?

Recently, I watched a video that reminded me that it’s okay to fail.  I know, we’ve heard it from so many great leaders, inventors, and teachers.   Still many of us fight failure.  We struggle with the idea that it’s something bigger than it really is.  

The message in this video is simple and powerful.  It’s a wonderful reminder that failure doesn’t define who we are. Instead, failure needs to be seen for what it really is, an indicator to change course.

Click here to view the video.

If things aren’t going as planned, relax.  Remember failure is here to point us in the right direction.  Adjust your course.  Choose again.