Gratitude

Vision Statement:
Seek opportunities to express kindness in word and deed.

First Pass – Write down the first thought that comes to mind.

Thought Question

What are you most thankful for in your life and how can you show your gratitude?

Gratitude turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos into order, confusion into clarity...it makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and creates a vision for tomorrow ~ Melody Beattie

Review

Gratitude is the key that unlocks the potential for joy in your life.

Studies show that there are multiple benefits of gratitude. One of the best results of being grateful is increased happiness. If we spend time looking for moments to be grateful for, we will be happier and more productive people.

The goal of this activity is to turn gratitude into a habit. This activity takes just a few minutes every day for three weeks. The best time of day to do this is in the morning. Every day, choose one of the following items to do. It doesn’t matter if you do the same activity every time or switch back and forth between the two activities — the results will be the same.

How to Overcome Fatigue and Regain Your Zest for Living

Taking a page from the masters of another time whose words still ring true today:

“Dwelling on the self too much produces a terrible fatigue. A man in that position is deaf and blind to everything else. The fatigue itself makes him cease to see the marvels all around him,” said Carlos Castaneda.

Self-Paced Learning Exercise

  • Write down three things for which you are grateful.
  • Write and send a positive message of gratitude to somebody you know.
  • A more challenging task is to pause for a moment and consider how your actions may have made another feel. Did you dim another’s light so that yours could shine brighter? Did you subtly put another person down and diminish their ability to contribute? This may sound odd – but be grateful you discovered this moment. Why? So you won’t repeat this behavior.

After three weeks you will begin to notice how grateful you are for the many people, things, situations, and experiences you encounter. Also, the process will have a major effect on your engagement, happiness, and productivity.

Exercises in gratitude are life-changing and career-changing. They set the foundation for lasting victory in whatever you do. We promise you, if you try a little bit each day to incorporate any of the 7NNs into any role in your life, you will become a better person. It will take a lifetime to master them.

Second Pass – Write down the first thought that comes to mind.

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Getting the Most Out of This program

The theme of this training program was inspired by a quote from Nelson Mandela. Keep it in mind as you make your way through the exercises.

“There is nothing like returning to a place that remains unchanged to find the ways in which you yourself have altered.”

Learn to appreciate and respect the life that is uniquely yours and continue to develop and grow each day by remaining open to new possibilities.

The 7 Pathways Pre-Assessment and Post Reviews Exercises

We have included a pre- and post-assessment for each respective pathway:

  1. Read the corresponding chapter in The 7 Non-Negotiables of Winning.
  2. Write down the first thought that comes to mind when you read the vision statement for each pathway found on the website.
  3. Complete the exercises included for each of the 7NNs.
  4. Return here and once again write out the first thought that comes to mind.
  5. Discover how far you have come and chart another course for future growth and development.
  6. With the newfound knowledge, complete the thought question.

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