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Gratitude: How To Change Negative Beliefs, Be Happy, And Become Successful

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Gratitude: How To Change Negative Beliefs, Be Happy, And Become Successful
If your life isn't moving in the direction you want it to go, or if you feel overwhelmed by everything on your plate, then this article is for you. You can apply the methods in this article and see immediate results.

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What gratitude changes

What gratitude changes

Gratitude is intended to change three things: your past, your present, your future. 

If you’re not transforming your past, present, and future, then you aren’t fully experiencing the benefits of gratitude.

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Live in the gain

Live in the gain

Stop focusing on what's missing from your life. And rather than measuring yourself against your ideals, measure yourself against where you were before.

When you live in the gain, all you see is progress. What you focus on expands.

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Transform your past

Transform your past

Your past is whatever you ascribe meaning to. You can remember the gains, or you can remember the pain.

Gratitude allows you to re-remember your past while being entirely focused on the gain. When you re-contextualize your past, you’ll never be the victim to your past again.

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Kade Janes
“Focus on circumstances and you’ll be a consumer. Focus on capacity and you’ll be a creator.”

Kade Janes

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Present circumstances

Present circumstances
If you focus on your circumstances, you’ll find plenty to complain about. But if you focus on your capability, then your only option is to get moving.

The problem isn’t actually your circumstances, but how you’re looking at them. Reframe them and consciously focus on the good in them.

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Transform your future

Transform your future

Gratitude for your future allows you to know that you’ll succeed, long before you do.

While most people are defined by experiences from their past, successful people are defined by experiences in their future.

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Turn envy into curiosity

This will help you to take action instead of feeling sorry for yourself. So the next time you see someone do something you want to do, either:

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The labels you put on yourself

They shape your actions. If you think of yourself as lazy or weak, you act in accordance with that label.

Instead of placing labels on yourself, try making statements indicating you’re in the process of improving. Change “I am” to “I’m working on it.”

Diffuse the fear of being rejected

... by acknowledging and expecting it can and will hurt.

To overcome the sting of rejection, stop trying to avoid feeling that stings. Stop pretending your unaffect...

Interrupting rumination

Make a contract with your partner, family, and friends allowing them to catch you in the throes of verbal diarrhea when you were unfairly treated.

Work out three or four different activities that will distract you and turn your attention to something productive. 

Regulate the number of rejection opportunities

 ... you expose yourself to.

We all have a different threshold of the amount of rejection we can handle. Wisely considering how much more you can handle is essential. 

Before you take another step forward, ask yourself if you have the right resources and support in place to catch you.