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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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Marcus Tullius Cicero
titude is not only the greatest of virtues but the parent of all othe
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.

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
us on circumstances and you’ll be a consumer. Focus on capacity and you’ll be a crea
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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Ask yourself after you have allowed some time to pass after the initial experience of your rejection:

  • Could I have idolized the situation or person which has now led me to feel such a deep sense of unworthiness? 
  • Could I have put the person or opportunity on a pedestal which made the fall of being rejected so much harder on impact?
  • Are there negative attributes about the situation that I was not seeing because I was wanting this so badly?