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Gratitude, or the emotion of appreciation and joy in response to receiving a gift, is one of the basic ingredients for experiencing a good life. Research in recent years has indicated that an attitude of gratitude has many benefits, including improving mental and physical health. But that’s not the only benefit. In business, gratitude enables us to maintain a mindset of positive expectation, attract opportunity and move into our higher professional purpose.
Studies over the last decade found that adults who regularly feel grateful have increased energy and optimism, more social connections and are happier than those who do not. They’re also less likely to be envious or greedy, PLUS they often earn more money!
I personally think that most people, even highly successful achievers, at some stage or another feel that they could do with a little more confidence and courage in their lives. We live in a world where negativity often dominates the media. At both personal and professional levels we are often reminded of our weaknesses, shortcomings and what cannot be done. Whilst the media bombards us with subtle messages which highlight our shortcomings, we may also be reminded of what we lack by people closest to us – people who we actually rely on for encouragement and support. These all slowly erode confidence and courage.
The good news is that there are a number of proven techniques that, if applied consistently and on a regular basis, can help you to move beyond fear, doubt and uncertainty, and actually push up the level of confidence and courage you already have!