Last Christmas, my wonderful mother-in-law got me an excellent Christmas gift. She usually gets me good gifts anyway. I love flashlights and it seems like she gets me a new one every year. I love peanuts and she typically gets me a large container of Virginia Diner gourmet peanuts. Wow! My mouth is watering just thinking about it! I am glad Christmas will be here soon.
However, with all the great Christmas gifts my mother-in-law has ever gotten me, last year she topped them all! You guys know I am a personal development junkie. Last year she got me…The brand new…Tony Robbins “Ultimate Edge: A 3-Part System for Creating an Extraordinary Life in any Environment”!
It came with 26 CD’s of Tony Robbins’ teaching as well as 2 DVD’s and an additional 5 CD’s from his audio magazine, “Powertalk.” This is over 40 hours of Tony Robbins teachings and I have listened to all of the core 26 CD’s eight times over the course of 2017. “Thank you, my dearest mother-in-law. I can’t wait to see what you get me this year for Christmas. I have been a very, good boy!”
Anyway, one of the CD’s included in the “Ultimate Edge” is called “Daily Magic.” It is a CD made to use in the mornings to get your day off to a great start. One section of the “Daily Magic” CD is entitled “Get Grateful.”
The “Get Grateful” section is all about having an attitude of gratitude. During this time I reflect and I thank God for those things in my life that I often times take for granted. I thank God for:
That I get to do what I love
And a plethora of other things I am thankful for.
This helps me be aware of how blessed I really am. There is an old hymn titled, “Count Your Blessings” and this is exactly what I have done on almost a daily basis over the past year. It has helped to change my life.
When we start off the day with a grateful attitude, the rest of the day goes better. How can I complain right after I have thanked God for so many things that are right in my life? Having an attitude of gratitude can make the rest of the day so much better.
It is also healthier. Being grateful relieves stress and helps us feel more relaxed. When we thank God for our health, then we will have more health to be thankful for.
If you want to focus on the negatives of life, you will find them. If you want to focus on the positives of life, you will find them. You will typically find what you are looking for.
The more you complain, the more you will have to complain about. The more you are grateful, the more you will have to be grateful about. We tend to attract what we focus on.
As we approach Thanksgiving, I would encourage you to make Thanksgiving more than an annual celebration. Make it a daily habit. I made that change at the beginning of 2017 and I intend to continue that tradition in 2018. It has made all the difference…Perhaps it is the road less traveled.
In 2017, my mother-in-law made me a more grateful person making me more positive, healthy and focused. Thanks!
What are you thankful for?
I bring to the table a set of professional skills to help you identify what you really want in life, design action plans to reach those goals and get those things accomplished.
I offer one FREE 45-55 minute coaching session, done over the phone at a time that is convenient for you. In this short call, we will work together to:
- discover a path you want to take and
- if I’m the best choice to help you navigate that path.
Schedule your free session here. If you don’t do it now, you may never make this a priority. Take 30 seconds and register for your free session. It may be the best step you’ve ever taken towards making your life something better than you ever dreamed.
Click Here for 2 free goal-setting helps: “Dream List” and “Goal-Setting Funsheet”
Subscribe to the YouTube channel to get notified when new videos are posted!
Tommy Lanham is a dynamic, award-winning speaker who has been training individuals and organizations to ignite their God-given potential for 25 years. With a unique blend of Ziglar motivation and ragamuffin faith, Tommy delivers powerful, life-changing messages filled with humor, hope, and enthusiasm.
Tommy will empower, entertain and energize audiences to achieve extraordinary results and live a life beyond what they ever dreamed possible.
Tommy is dedicated to helping you make your next event the best you’ll ever experience. Your audience will laugh, learn and be inspired as he mixes enthusiasm and humor with motivational stories to deliver a high content message. You will look like a rockstar for hiring Tommy Lanham!