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  1. Attitude of gratitude
  2. Practical options to cultivate the attitude of gratitude
  3. Directing the mind towards the positive and wonderful things in life
  4. A good analogy
  5. Are you overweight?
  6. Positive and energetic attitude
  7. Intense desire and total passion
  8. Total belief and high self esteem
  9. Do you celebrate successes?
  10. Are you afraid of success?

Do you feel grateful for what you have? There are good reasons that you should. Research has found that being grateful for what you have has positive effects on numerous areas of health and well-being, including, ?Higher reported levels of the positive states of alertness, enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy . . .?

It is a tool that is used by numerous successful people, and recommended by some of the most respected authors in the field of personal development. Gratitude is also mentioned in The Secret ? we are told that we should be grateful for what we have, and indeed for what we want. If you believe that you already have what you want and are grateful for it, the universe will move it toward you, thus bringing what you most want.

Focusing on what is good in your life, and feeling grateful for it, can make a huge difference both mentally and physically. Our attitude is such an important determinant of so many areas of our life, so focusing on what is good will naturally send your energy in that direction.

[...] It is a very negative experience to be around these people, so if you are aware of people in your life who are negative, who drain energy from you, then you need to either find a new circle of friends, or at very least minimize the time you spend with them. There's more to it than that, however. A positive attitude extends to all areas of your life. Research has shown us that a positive attitude can help to relieve stress, increase self-esteem, improve confidence, and make you more productive at work. [...]

[...] Of course there are things we can't control, and we need to accept that the idea that starving children in Africa have ?attracted' this fate onto themselves is not only disingenuous, it is offensive. But when you look at your life overall, you will find that list of things over which you have no control is surprisingly small typically much smaller than we realize. For example, people often blame things like dyslexia or lack of education for their lack of success yet Richard Branson, the multi-billionaire owner of the Virgin brand, is dyslexic and didn't attend college. [...]

[...] Psychologists have found that it is difficult to hold two contradictory emotions at the same time. So if, for example, you hold an attitude of gratefulness at all times, you will not be able to feel jealous about someone else's successes instead you will celebrate it. There are various exercises you can use to cultivate this attitude. Tony Robbins, for example, takes a simple approach, suggesting that you start each day by listing all the things you are grateful for, while Deepak Chopra incorporates gratitude exercises into his guided meditations Let's look at some practical options to cultivate the attitude of gratitude: Make a list of all your blessings: This is as simple as it sounds. [...]

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