How to Have a Grateful Heart
I was doing some research on gratitude. The truth is, Tony Robbins talks about how one cannot be angry or jealous when gratitude is in your heart. I am always interested in how I can train my brain to practice these things. Some of the best articles outline steps to help make this happen. I want to share with you some of the things I have found.
1. Write down the things for which you are grateful.
I have always been a fan of writing things down. Maybe it’s from my military experience or maybe it’s because I forget so easily, but writing things down has helped me keep track and remember things in the long term. When learning to have a grateful heart, most articles say writing down the things for which you are grateful will help you think of them more often. I like this plan, so I think I need to put it in to practice.
2. Watch videos on YouTube.
The number one reason I think they recommend YouTube is because free is always better, but there are some really amazing channels on YouTube. One of my favorites is “Be Inspired”. I like this channel because it includes compilation videos of many different great names including Tony Robbins, Prince EA, and Gary Vaynerchuck. The truth is, sometimes when we hear the same thing in a different fashion, it helps us grasp the concept better than before. Gratitude is not a very common thing in today’s world, but I want to practice so I can make it more prominent in my mind.
3. Take advantage of opportunities to be thankful.
Some of the articles mention talking to other people in your life and making sure to thank them for everything they’ve done for you. I know I have many supporters and for all my fans I am certainly thankful. One thing I do to show that I am thankful to my fiance is to email her and tell her. I realize to most that may not seem like much, but she is very helpful throughout my entrepreneurial adventures and she likes it when I email her. I would recommend thank you notes as well. Growing up my mother always taught me to write thank-you notes.
I think the most important thing to remember when it comes to gratitude is it is given, not received. What I mean by this is if I ask people to be grateful, it doesn’t necessarily mean anything, but if I offer gratitude to other people it means I will be grateful and have a grateful heart. One of my Facebook friends, Tyler Chartier, is really big on this. I encourage you to check out his group on Facebook, Positive Perspective Training For The Modern Human Being!
Because this post is about gratitude, I would like to thank you all for reading this. Everyone who has supported me and my brand through the many changes we have seen recently. This is an adventure, to say the least, and I am grateful to have such a friendly and loving community surrounding me.