Cultivating An Attitude Of Gratitude

David Wood / January 2, 2015 / Tags: gratitude, mindset

This is going to be a short post, demonstrating what I believe to be one of the most important first steps to literally bending the world around you.
Turning sand into gold.

Now answer this:

What’s the first thought that comes into your mind, as you wake up in the morning?

Do you jump out of bed with excitement or do you reluctantly drag yourself out after hitting the snooze button for the fifth time?

These are important questions to ask, if you want to become a modern day alchemist.

For a good reason.

It’s an amazing thing, waking up in the morning in total peace, thankful for what you have, excited for the possibilities that lie ahead.

As the great Tony Robbins says, “the quality of your life is a direct result of the quality of the questions you ask yourself.”

What kind of questions are you asking yourself?

Do they excite, inspire and get you pumped up about life?

Or do they fill you fear, self-doubt and negativity?

Think about it.

You can take two people and give them the exact same life situation.

However one person is extremely happy; while the other miserable.

The happy person asks “what am I grateful for?”, while the opposite person highlights the negatives in their life.

Pointing out what they don’t have.

The quality of the questions you ask yourself have a huge effect (whether positive or negative) on the quality of your life and the results you create.

Some people ask…

  1. Why do I have to get up today?
    Why do I have to work today?
    What happens if I fail?
    What will my friends say if this thing doesn’t work out?
    Others ask more empowering questions:
    What do I have to look forward to today?
    What outcomes am I going to create today?
    How will I feel if I don’t try?
    How can I add value to the world today?

Different questions, radically different experiences and outcomes.

These questions are usually a direct result of the beliefs you have about yourself, others and the world around you.

It’s time you changed the lens in which you view the world.

It’s time to wake up, and realize peace comes from simply being.

Being grateful.

In North Korea, apparently they believe their supreme leader doesn’t take dumps or urinate (although don’t quote me on that).

Sort of like people think millionaire marketers have special powers.

But the fact is, everyone is the same.

We all share the same mortal coil.

And when you realize the world around you was created by people no smarter than you.

You begin to see you have the ability to achieve any goal you set.

It starts with changing your attitude.

Being grateful for everything around you, and knowing that every moment is the best moment.

When you cultivate this attitude, miracles start happening more and more often.

When you expect them as a part of every-day life, the universe seemingly conspires to put all the right people and situations in front of you to make your dreams come true.

Your reticular activating system that controls your focus, re-focuses on the right things. The right people and activities become clear, and you start seeing opportunities that you would otherwise have missed.

You quite literally – bend the world around you.

…because the human experience is subjective.

By changing your attitude, your beliefs will shift, as will your expectations – and that changes everything.

Start by being grateful today.

There’s a simple exercise you can do, wake up each morning and think of 3 things you’re grateful for.

After a few weeks of doing this, you’ll begin to realize a deep peace within you.

A general higher level of happiness.

You may stare at a completely ordinary thing, and see the beauty in it.

You’ll wake up, just as I did today; feeling excited to be alive.

Suddenly, things become easier, almost effortless.

The small stuff doesn’t matter so much, and you know you can do this.

Thank you for reading.

Leave me your thoughts and questions in the comments below.