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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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Marcus Tullius Cicero
“Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all others.”

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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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 ...

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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 y...

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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 ga...

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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

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 circumst...

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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 exp...

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Albert Einstein
“The measure of intelligence is the ability to change.”

Albert Einstein

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill

“To improve is to change; to be perfect is to change often.”

Parent-child relationships

One of the most fundamental components of making a positive change in your life is developing a healthy relationship with your parents — whether they are alive or not.

Suppressed emotions and trauma lead people to unhealthy and addictive cycles.

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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:

  • Reverse engineer what ...

Charlie Munger

Charlie Munger

“Increasing rationality and improving as much as you can no matter your age or experience is a moral duty.”

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.”

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Defining excuses

Excuses are rationalizations we make to ourselves about people, events, and circumstances. 

They are invented reasons we create to defend our behavior, to postpone taking action or simpl...

The Fear Trap

We make excuses for the following key reasons:

  • Fear of Failure
  • Fear of Embarrassment
  • Fear of Success
  • Fear of Change
  • Fear of Uncertainty
  • Fear of Responsibility
  • Fear of Making Mistakes
  • Perceived lack of confidence or resources
To successfully eliminate excuses we must first consider removing all traces of fear. Fear paralyzes us and prevents forward movement in all areas of our lives.

'There’s just not enough time'

This excuse means a lack of desire, focus, discipline, and direction.
It suggests the wrong priorities or time management problems. It could also indicate laziness or procrastination.

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