An Attitude of Gratitude

“When I started counting my blessings, my whole life turned around.” – Willie Nelson

“An attitude of gratitude” – a 12-step slogan.

I’ve noticed that in coaching clients we’re either looking through the binoculars the right way (“Wow, what’s that beautiful thing I see off in the distance”), or we got ‘em turned around backwards (“How come everything looks small and distorted and way the hell off?”).

Sounds a lot like my mind on a bad day …

It’s your point of view, your perspective, that’ll make or break you. One of my favorite coaching exercises is to work with a client (or myself!) on a perspective.

Say you think X sucks. Well, what sucks about it? What if you stood up and looked at ‘sucks’ from a different perspective?  What happens? You gain another perspective.

Today sucks? Call a friend. Go for a walk. Write down 16 things your grateful for (using the alphabet to jog your memory). Watch some mind numbing TV. Go to the park. Got it?

Instead of sitting on your ass, complaining about life, I have a challenge for you: how would you like to re-wire your brain and affect your neurology? What would it be like to automatically start looking on the bright side? What do think it would take to do this? Here’s my Rx: Download this simple 1-page worksheet (Daily 7 G’s – gratitude & gratefulness), follow the easy instructions, and do this 5 days a week for 5 weeks. Then email me ( Kenji @ Coach Kenji . Com ) and tell me what happened!

Perspectives are within our control, what’s running in our head may not be, but what, exactly, will you do about it?

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