Most people know it’s good to be grateful, but many don’t understand what gratitude really does for us.
Expressing gratitude instantly shifts your energy. It puts you in harmony with your source of supply so that the good in everything moves toward you.
I like the way Wallace Wattles puts it in “The Science of Getting Rich.” He said, “The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore, it tends to become the best; it takes the form or character of the best and will receive the best.”
Many people express gratitude first thing in the morning or before going to bed at night. Well, here’s another time to express it: whenever you feel overwhelmed with problems.
You see, if you have challenges in your life that are dominating your thinking—a shortage of money, a business problem, a relationship problem—you will have a tendency to focus on the problem. And by doing that, you add energy to the problem. And then the problem grows.
The next time things don’t seem to be going your way, just stop what you’re doing, and think about all of the things you have to be grateful for. I know that’s a pretty tall order, but if you do it, everything will start to shift in an instant. Just like snapping your fingers. When you change the way you look at the problems, the problems will change.
I gave Sandy similar advice a while back…
I had done a seminar in Phoenix and Sandy was going through a rough time in her life. I was leaving town and she asked if we could grab a cup of coffee before I flew out.
So we went to a coffee shop, and she asked if I could give her a few ideas to help her maintain a positive attitude. I said sure, and then I picked up a napkin and grabbed a pen. On the top of the napkin, I wrote: Every morning think of ten things that you are grateful for.
Then, I said, “When you get finished writing the ten things down, send love to three people who are bothering you.”
Now most people have difficulty doing that. If someone is really bothering them, they send bad energy to that person. Don’t do that, send love to them—not for the other person’s sake, but for yours. Sending love puts you in a wonderful vibration that will attract good things to you.
The third thing I told Sandy to do was to be quiet for five minutes and ask for guidance for the day.
Sandy wasn’t sure that it would work, but she did it anyway—and it worked. I knew it would work because gratitude shifts our energy to what’s good, and that attracts more of what you want.
Gina, my executive assistant, created a daily gratitude exercise of the tips I provided to Sandy. We recently shared this exercise with the PGI team, and now we’re sharing it with you as something you can use to attract more good things into YOUR life.
Just print this form and do this gratitude exercise every day. I guarantee your life will shift.
To your success,
Chairman & Co-Founder
Proctor Gallagher Institute