3 Specific Ways to Cultivate an Attitude of Gratitude for Leaders
Gratitude truly is an attitude. In this posting, as promised in our last posting “The Benefits of Gratitude – 3 Reasons Leaders Can’t Afford Not to Be”, we provide three specific tips on how leaders can cultivate gratitude in their life. There are big benefits to being grateful, so this is the time to start working on it right away!
1. Instead of counting sheep at bedtime, count blessings. It cured my occasional insomnia! Instead of worrying about everything you didn’t get done and worrying about everything you have to get done, try focusing just on those things that you are grateful for. All of the negative thoughts disappear. It really works and you will wake up happier too!
2. Focus on giving to those you lead. One of the most powerful things I have learned is that the more I give of myself, the more I care about others. The more I care, the more grateful I become. You can give a genuine compliment, give a gift, give of your time or give of your compassion. The point is to give, give and give and you will be happier and more grateful for it.
3. Focus on the positives of those you lead. It is so easy to focus on the negative. Be grateful for the positive contributions of your organization, team, children or anyone else you have the opportunity to be a leader to. The more you focus on the good things people do, the more grateful you become for them.
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