on the Good Stuff: The Power of Appreciation
Have you ever had
something taken away from you only to realize how much you appreciated
it after it was gone?
Most of us have taken
someone or something for granted. We only truly realized how much that
person or situation meant to us after the fact.
We often waste way
too much of our time and energy focusing on what we don't like, what we're
worried about, or what we think needs to be fixed, changed, or enhanced.
We live in a culture obsessed with "bad stuff." Just turn on
the news, listen to the conversations and negative attitudes of the people
around you, or pay attention to the thoughts in your own head.
Power of Appreciation in Your Life
What if we stopped
this negative obsession and started paying attention to what and whom
we appreciate, right now?
Imagine how this simple
but profound shift could transform our lives, our families, our relationships,
our results, our work groups, our communities, and more. Our experience
is a function of what we focus on. Each and every moment we have a choice
about where we place our attention.
There are great things
happening in your life and around you all the time - if you choose to
look for them.
Five Principles for
Living a Life Filled With Appreciation
1) Be Grateful
- Focus on the many blessings in your life and all that you have to be
2) Choose Positive
Thoughts and Feelings - Make a conscious decision to transform your
negative thoughts and feelings into ones that empower you.
3) Use Positive
Words - Pay attention to the words you use with others, about things,
and in speaking about yourself. Speak with the most positive words possible.
Our words have the power to create, not just describe.
Others - Focus on what you appreciate about the people around you
and let them know. Be genuine and let others know the positive impact
they have on you and your life.
5) Appreciate Yourself
- Celebrate who you are, what you do, and the many gifts and talents you
have. Self-appreciation is not arrogance; it's an awareness of your own
power and the key to self-confidence, success, and fulfillment.
When we truly focus
on this good stuff, our world transforms and we are able to see and experience
the GREAT FULLNESS of our lives.
We don't have to wait
until everything is handled. We don't have to wait until we get it all
perfect. And, we don't have to wait for people to do things exactly as
we want them to. We can start appreciating life, others, and ourselves
exactly as we are, right now.
Don't wait 'til it's
© Mike Robbins - Speaker, Author, Coach
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