It is too easy to see how far we have to go to achieve our goals. Not only that we have the distractions of; coulda, woulda, shoulda. Regret takes us off course emotionally from what we are trying to do with our life. Now I am going to tell you the most obvious, yet the hardest thing to do: develop an attitude of gratitude. Rugged optimism finds the smallest thing to be happy about. The situation might be shit, but there are things to be grateful for. That is the fuel to keep positive. It doesn’t happen naturally for most people.
After today, there’s only 21 more days to go. Twenty-one days of saying “If it is to be, it is up to me.” We are going to have to fuel the rest of our endeavors with gratitude. I want to be honest, gratitude isn’t my natural state. It is not something I naturally foster- being positive; yes. So, I have to artificially inject it into my life.
Does it work?
But not perfectly.
It doesn’t always take.
There are times you can make a list and not feel shit.
The value comes in knowing you have something to be grateful for.
The practical use is it builds a habit of being grateful- which defeats the pressure of worry, hurry, and regret. If you choose to be grateful for the little things and the big things you will find it easier to refocus on the positive while in a bad situation.
So, make a list, add to it daily. Put in the work of embracing the moment and being happy you are alive. Enjoy the journey.
Later Gator 🐊