Recently, coach Rick Ruby with the CORE had given me a Gratitude journal with a message that “being in gratitude will change how you see things and how you respond to them.” He challenged me to write in the journal - at least three things - that I am grateful for each day. Without over thinking, I entered my first three journal entries:
I am grateful for my daughter, my family, and my team.
I am grateful for my health and the choice to improve my health.
I am grateful for my business, my amazing clients, the new clients referred to us daily, the influence of the CORE on my business, and the relationships I have with my clients.
As I closed the journal I thought, “This is easy, I could list a few hundred things very quickly!” The truth is we all can. Then life hits us right in the face and finding the three minutes each day needed to write in the journal becomes a task. I learned that being grateful isn’t always easy.
Cut off in traffic... chewed out by a disgruntled customer... missed a deadline... lost a competition and self-doubt, pity and negative thinking takes a hold of me. There are plenty of things happening daily that seem to make it a challenge to be grateful.
Yet in these tough moments, we discover what we are made of. We learn. We grow. We find a different way. We forgive. We say we are sorry. We keep going.
"Develop an attitude of gratitude, and give thanks for everything that happens to you, knowing that every step forward is a step toward achieving something bigger than your current situation."
~ Brian Tracy
The harder it feels to do it, the more important it is to express gratitude. Right now - reflect on a difficult time in your past that resulted in something bigger and better further down the road.
Stay in gratitude! When we are in gratitude, we won’t be complaining, angry, or short, but rather at peace in the toughest of situations.
I love being your realtor and your friend.
“Learn to be thankful for what you already have while you pursue all that you want” - Jim Rohn
Jay Fletch – Your Real Estate Consultant for Life
P.S. Please email me at Jay@JayFletch.com if you’d like to discuss this further!