Hello, Fair readers. As many of you know, I’m partnered with John Maxwell as a coach, speaker and teacher of his rich philosophy on leadership. Recently I had the opportunity to sit with him and discuss a favorite word of mine with him on his daily “Minute with Maxwell.” (You can watch it here. If you like what you see, why not subscribe to the email and get great daily insights into leadership?)
John suggests that “gratitude is the least shared virtue with others.” He has a point. It is amazing the power of expressed gratitude. It empowers people to do more, to be more. And it has a multiplicative effect. The more it is shared, it empowers people and teams in a way that cannot be achieved through carrot and stick means.
But you can use Gratitude to unleash the full power of your goals and dreams. You can read about the details here, but let me give you the gist of it.
When we are stuck and frustrated while pursuing our goals, it is often due to a lack of clarity in our vision. Rather than wallow in that frustration, stop and take a moment to think about all the things you are grateful for with respect to the pursuit and attainment of your goal. Stop for a moment and be grateful for the people that are helping you. Think about the blessing you will be to those who are helped by the accomplishment of your goal. Think about the joy you’ll bring when you win — to you and to others.
Gratitude is a form of love, which in turn is the foundation of faith–the force that puts our thoughts into action. So jumpstart your action when you are stuck by getting a clear picture of all that you are grateful for and you will put Gratitudes power into action for your goals.