15/11/2018 Megan

The Practice of Thankfulness

Beta Bar Coworking is preparing for our annual Thanksgiving celebration, where we gather and share the things for which we are thankful. It’s a way for our community to share in some of the American traditions of our co-founders, but it is also a great way to deepen our friendships as we reflect upon the highs and lows of the year.

But, thankfulness shouldn’t be something we express once a year, it should be intertwined in the very fabric of our lives. As entrepreneurs, especially, we need motivation and positivity amid the inevitable setbacks and disappointments that we face to keep our creativity flowing. We need encouragement to keep pressing forward towards our dreams, and thankfulness can help. We need only to focus our minds on the good things around us instead of dwelling on the bad.

Practice gratitude daily

Too often, our natural posture can become tainted with negativity and complaints, but we can practice thankfulness daily, and eventually we will train ourselves to look for the good in the circumstances we face. Like any mental discipline, gratitude takes time and practice. Not every day is full of significant progress, but we can learn to celebrate the small victories.

I have chosen this month to practice thankfulness, and I hope you will join me! Commit to a daily practice, you’ll see the benefits in your life. You’ll be a happier and more fulfilled person, a more efficient and less emotional leader, and a better resource for your customers.

Challenge: Write down five things you are thankful for at the end of every day for the next month.

 

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