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3 Reasons You Should Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude

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3 Reasons You Should Adopt an Attitude of Gratitude
4 min read Opinions expressed by Entrepreneur contributors are their own. November is synonymous with Thanksgiving in America, and it's common during this month to hear talk of gratitude and why it's so important. Adopting a gratitude practice isn't just something that sounds nice at Thanksgiving -- it's a lifestyle and mindset choice that will drastically change your life and your business as an entrepreneur.

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Gratitude shifts your mindset

  • When you’re stuck in a problem mentality you miss out on all the opportunities for solutions that are knocking on your door every day, simply because you don’t even hear them or see them.
  • When you focus on who helped you and what opportunities arose, you will be more confident that you are well taken care of and capable of succeeding with all the help that surrounds you.

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Gratitude creates solutions

Adopting a gratitude practice takes you out of the problem and toward a solution. 

It removes you from complaining mode and into a best-outcomes mindset. 

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Gratitude is contagious

Watch your words. What you say is usually how you act, so be aware of complaining and replace whines with positive words. Start with you, be the change and watch as the world changes around you and your gratitude practice.

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Happy people are responsible

  • They don't hold on to grudges. Forgiving and forgetting is absolutely necessary.
  • They don't make excuses. They use failure as an opportunity to change for the better.

Happy people are well rounded people

  • They savor the moment. They "stop to smell the roses".
  • They're busy, but not rushed. A healthy work-life balance is key.
  •  They don't sweat the small stuff. They focus only of what is important and within their control.

Happy people invest in their relationships

  • They spend money on others. One reason is that it creates social connections.
  • They celebrate other people's success through "active and constructive" responding.
  • They treat everyone with respect and kindness. Kindness, like happiness, is contagious.
  • They're proactive about relationships. They work on maintaining their relationships.
  • They express gratitude. It improves mood and energy and decreases anxiety.
  • They engage in deep, meaningful conversations.

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Resourcefulness is a mindset

With resourcefulness, you are driven to find a way

An attitude of resourcefulness inspires out-of-the-box thinking, the generation of new ideas, and the ability to visualize ...

Open-minded

In being open-minded you find value in all kinds of different people, events and circumstances. 

You demonstrate a willingness to embrace different possibilities, opportunities, thoughts, views, suggestions and experiences outside of your normal repertoire. You push yourself to do what others believe to be impossible

Self-assured

This is the first step you take in getting things done.

When you are self-assured you like and trust yourself and your capacity to handle any problem placed in front of you. You know your value, appreciate your talents, work ethic and your ability to consistently follow through on your every word, deed and action.

Addressing problems directly

...without crossing the line:

  • Don’t make assumptions: make sure you have all the facts.
  • Make sure your conversation serves a purpose: proving a point isn’t a produc...