Richard A. Lindsey, CPA Lindsey & Waldo, LLC – Certified Public Accountants
  • Success Hinges on an Attitude of Gratitude

    Filed under Motivational
    Dec 8

    There is a success principle that applies to every one of us. No one is exempt and each of us should practice this fundamental way of thinking. No matter what your current level of success is; no matter how difficult your life is today. We should all apply this in our lives each and every day. The amazing thing is that it doesn’t cost us anything.

    What is this critical success strategy? It’s an attitude of gratitude. Each of us has countless reasons to be grateful. We all have hundreds of reasons to be thankful. We live in a great and beautiful country with infinite possibilities. We have families, friends, community, clients, and customers. We have tremendous opportunities to learn and grow. We can start a new business with nothing more than a great idea.

    We are all very fortunate, and we all have a cornucopia of reasons for feeling and expressing our Thanksgiving on a daily basis. I know it’s easy to become consumed with everything around us but an appreciation of what we have. It’s easy to pass through the daily grind and become swallowed up by “stuff.” The attitude with which we face these challenges is significant. A conscientious effort must be made to step back, take a deep breath, and look at our own personal reality in an appreciative manner.

    Developing and expressing an attitude of gratitude is one of the most important things that you can do to maintain a healthy balance in your life. One simple strategy to help maintain this balance is to develop a “gratitude list.” This is simply a list of the top 10, 20, or 30 things you are truly grateful for in your life. Some are easy to come up with – spouse, kids, health, friends, business, wealth, etc. Other things might take a little longer to think about to come up with. But you know that if you do not have them in your life, you would not be whole.

    Keep your gratitude list close at all times and when you’re faced with challenges in situations that seem hard to handle, pull out your gratitude list and count your blessings. It’s important to realize that each of us is really just here for an instant and we ought to be thankful for all that we have. Have a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving.

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