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The Gratitude Link

“Acknowledging the good that you already have in your life is the foundation for all abundance.”

~ Eckhart Tolle

Count your blessings!

Most of us had mothers or grandmothers or someone in our lives who reminded us of that when we grumbled or complained. Turns out, they were right. Simple gratitude has been linked to joy.

Research indicates that people who count their blessings, or look at their lives with gratitude, tend to experience more joy and peace—and if Eckhart Tolle is right, more abundance, as well.

That’s why getting the GAP, where we begin to change our world by changing our thinking, starts with gratitude.

Gratitude opens the door for more good to enter our lives. If we look at our lives with gratefulness, we tend to feel better about life and that attracts even more things to feel better about. We attract more positive people, more positive situations. That’s not magic, it’s just human nature. Remember, like attracts like.

When we feel better, we get better results.

Here’s a tool you can use: Start a gratitude journal today.

Or download my complimentary e-workbook Getting in the GAP, which is full of exercises to get you started changing your thinking.

Getting in the GAP

“The world as we have created it is a process of our thinking. It cannot be changed without changing our thinking.” 

~ Albert Einstein

You are an incredible person with unique skills and talents. All of us are!

Sometimes, no matter how gifted we are, life presents us with challenges. People don’t always behave the way we want them to. Circumstances don’t always turn out the way we want them to. Events don’t always unfold the way we’d like them to. We can’t control the people, the circumstances or the events in our lives, no matter how incredible we are.

What we can control is how we respond to those challenges.

Notice I said “respond” and not “react.”

Our problems start when we react instead of respond.

Most of us react to life. To change that pattern and begin responding, we begin not with what we do, but how we think.

Change starts with our thinking. Our thinking creates our life. Our thinking creates our outcomes. It creates our success.

I want to show you how to easily change your thinking. Changing our thinking starts by getting in the GAP. And we get in the GAP by shifting our thinking on three simple—not easy, but simple—ways. To get in the GAP we focus on:

Gratitude and Goals

Acceptance and Action

Positive thoughts and Present-moment living

How about it? Are you ready to step into the GAP with me?

(Download my complimentary e-workbook Getting in the GAP.)