I came across this video and was absolutely floored. The message was so captivating that I kept replaying it. I found this video to be humbling and a wake up call to appreciate what you have as opposed to focusing on what you don’t have.
In the last couple of months I started a gratitude journal, listing what I have in life that I am grateful for. This is a stark contrast to who I was for many years. When I saw people succeed or accomplish their goals, I would feel jealous, resentful, and that everyone was moving forward and I was falling behind. This was a terrible way to live life and feel about people I knew succeeding. The truth is I was being left behind, but it was because of my attitude and outlook that I was unable to advance. Last week I had two of my closest friends buy a house and an apartment. When told, I was genuinely happy for them. It was a strange feeling for me because in the past I would have been flooded with negative thoughts and emotions. I would try to find reasons that it was a bad decision, how they wouldn’t succeed, and feel jealous that they were taking a risk and making an investment in their future. This type of thinking stems from a lack of self-confidence, unhappiness, and lack of belief in my ability to achieve. Having made positive changes has allowed me to shift my perspective and attitude, I now want everyone I know to succeed in their lives and reach their potential. I now focus on competing with myself to achieve my goals.
I know writing a journal of gratitude might sound silly or like a waste of time, but in doing so, I found many things that I was grateful for that I had forgotten about or had taken for granted. The little things in life are what make a person happy, it’s not about the size of your house or bank balance, but your ability to achieve success, feel genuinely happy for others, and appreciate the people around you and what you have in your life.
I hope you enjoy this video and it puts things in perspective when you’re going through hard times.
It matters how you’re going to FINISH,
Are you going to finish STRONG?