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Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude | Success Resources Richard Tan

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There is always something we can be grateful for.

There is always something we can be grateful for.

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    Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude | Success Resources Richard Tan Cultivating An Attitude of Gratitude | Success Resources Richard Tan Presentation Transcript

    • CULTIVATING AN ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE
    • The role of a parent can sometimes be a thankless job. When they get married, and have their own children, then they recognize the extent to which we gave unconditionally, maybe we get a “thank you”. But we seldom hear it.
    • It’s not natural for us to be thankful. Our first instinct is to complain.
    • When it rains, we react by cursing the heavens. Not realizing that we need that same rain for water to survive.
    • You may be wondering, “But how can I be thankful for pain and heartache?” I’m not saying we have to be thankful for everything, but to be grateful IN everything.
    • There’s a difference between thankfulness and gratitude. We’re thankful BECAUSE of something good we experience. We’re grateful IN SPITE OF what happens. One requires something we’re thankful for, the other is a state of being.
    • it’s challenging to be thankful, especially when business is slow, when economy is bad, when our lives take a bad turn, when relationships in our families break down.
    • But having an attitude of gratitude is not dependent on how things turn out – it’s dependent on our attitude NO MATTER how things turn out.
    • The best time to practice being grateful is when times are bad.
    • So, the next time you can’t see the silver lining in the dark clouds, when you feel out of control, when you don’t see a way out, just because you don’t experience a breakthrough in your life, doesn’t mean you’ll never experience a breakthrough eventually.
    • In the end, it will be okay. If it’s not ok, it’s not the end.
    • A heart of gratitude must be cultivated, and can be a sacrifice of time and effort.
    • Just like a parent invests their time and effort to cultivate good values and attitudes in their children, in spite of not seeing the “payoff” at the end of the day.
    • But ultimately when our “investment” matures, the feeling that accompanies it is satisfying and fulfilling.
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