Perhaps we don’t show gratitude enough. We are always comparing our successes and failures to that of others. Rather than look closely and inwards, we are always searching for an avenue to consolidate and add to what we already have. People who see the great things happening in their life are always constantly aware of the power of gratitude and why they should appreciate the good things happening to them.
There is nothing wrong with being ambitious or reaching out, it is just that we’re always getting our perspectives wrong and fail to fully appreciate all that is already working for us. But well…
Here is how showing gratitude helps us attain success.
It helps you build your self-esteem
Showing gratitude helps you value your accomplishments and improves your confidence. It helps you appreciate your skills and potential. When you value yourself, the world out there will learn to value you also. Trust me, it all starts with you!
You become a river of abundance
You let the universe know how loving and welcoming you are. You show it in your smile and your general outlook on life is improved. Of course such positivity makes you more attractive and to attract much more opportunities. But the great thing is that you can add kindness and love to the world around you when you value what you have rather than resent it. You don’t see limitations instead you see abundance and a need to improve the lives of others.
You are more sincere with yourself
Yes you are realistic with the situation you have to deal with rather than be vague. You are clear about your path to achievement. When you have so much to be thankful, you can look at yourself vividly and know how far you have come and how far you can go.
You are positive about tomorrow
There is contentment and fulfillment from within. You are assured that if you have successfully lived through yesterday, you can do the same tomorrow. There is positivity in knowing your great pictures rather than your pains.
You can seek more successes
You can value your successes and go all out to seek more successes. The reality is that you will face disappointment and failures, but you can deal with this because you have learned to fully comprehend all that is going right for you. Your gratitude will always help you to put failure in proper perspective. Nothing is wrong with failure, it simply prepares you for what you deserve.
You attract the right people in your life
When people see how gracious you are they would also want to be a part of your life. Your gratitude is a strength and shield for such people who are constantly seeking for the positive elements in their life. Whether it is your client or employer, when they see your gratitude they would want you to always be a part of their world because they know you would appreciate what they bring into your world as well.
You can deal with difficulties
Of course when you are faced with challenges, you can embrace it because you have found strength in what great things have happened to you. You can put things in proper perspective rather than become overwhelmed by them. Showing gratitude helps you ask wonderful questions like “what can I learn from such a situation?” “Where does my strength lie even in this adversity?” Difficulties or problems also bring with it an avenue for growth and opportunities. But you would only be able to see this when you have a proper perspective about the situation.