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

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

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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Marcus Tullius Cicero

Marcus Tullius Cicero

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

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.

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.

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.

Kade Janes

Kade Janes

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

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.

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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Personal Or Core Values

They are what you consider most important in your life, literally what you “value. ” They are broad concepts that can be applied across a wide range of circumstances, as opposed to narrow answers t...

The Benefits Of Having a Core Value
  • Having a core values list helps you make better decisions. The decisions you make come more quickly and efficiently than they would without it.
  • Being unconscious of your core values makes you likely to keep repeating the same mistakes.
Creating a List Of Personal Values

The core values that are most valuable to each of us come from our own personal experience, not from being taught.

As you put them into practice you’ll get better at internalizing these values and they’ll express themselves subconsciously with smaller decisions, as well.

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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.

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