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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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.
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.
The problem isn’t actually your circumstances, but how you’re looking at them. Reframe them and consciously focus on the good in them.
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.
Ask yourself after you have allowed some time to pass after the initial experience of your rejection: