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Why gratitude is one of the biggest keys to success

Gratitude can be found in the lessons learned to avoid that incident from happening again.

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Why gratitude is one of the biggest keys to success

Social media can have many benefits, including business growth. Still, there may be underlying, negative energy that many people experience through these online platforms, and this may well be harming your business’ progress.

That energy is jealousy.

Jealousy is a very insidious thing that can sneak up and snare the most unsuspecting person. How many times have you looked at someone’s success or witness all of the wonderful travels they’ve been on and secretly wished it were you instead of them?

When this happens we nosedive into a lack and scarcity mindset. Our ego kicks into high gear and we get into competition mode. Comparing what we don’t have to what others have. In that instance, we lose our expansive, abundant state of mind. We’re stifling all energies needed for growth, which can ultimately result in a lack of success.

I fell into this trap too. I would see people like Mari Smith travel the world doing keynote speeches or private consulting gigs and think how lucky she is to live such a magical life!

But, then, I realized magic has absolutely nothing to do with it.

The ability to take time off, travel, go to spa appointments or relax at resorts is a product of hard work. It didn’t all happen magically, or effortlessly for that matter.

What does gratitude have to do with success?

Aside from working long hours, having a team and building a business wisely, the biggest key to success is gratitude.

I’m thankful every single day even if a client is upset with me. Gratitude can still be found in the lessons learned to avoid that incident from happening again.

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I’m thankful for the hardworking, integral employee giving their notice. Gratitude can still be found because I was able to have them on my team as long as I did and look forward to how that person’s replacement will make a positive impact on my business.

I’m thankful for the deadbeat, non-paying client. Gratitude can still be found knowing what kind of client to turn down in the future, seeing the signs ahead of time they will be a challenge to collect from.

Why gratitude is one of the biggest keys to success

The ability to take time off, travel, go to spa appointments or relax at resorts is a product of hard work. (Source)

This is what I do every day where it’s well documented in my gratitude journal I write in every night.

Success is what you want it to be. You are in control.

Despite the one-sided impression social media provides, there is no magic program, product or formula that will create it for you.

But with having an attitude of gratitude, a strong commitment to success and not letting jealousy prevent you from thinking you can have that too, you can be successful.

What got us through the hard times is we never gave in to victimhood. We believed things will get better, focused on being grateful for what we had, and worked towards what I did want.

Law of attraction expert Dana Smithers has a great solution to when things are not going perfect and that’s to ask yourself, “What do I really want?”

There is no magic formula.

So the next time you feel a ping of jealousy when you see someone post about their wonderful cruise, their work-wide adventure or their spa treatment, remember there was no magic involved in that person’s success.

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Only hard work, commitment and a whole lot of gratitude for hill and valley that was overcome along the way to that success.

Take a moment now and no matter how shitty of a day you’re having, what can you be grateful for? Ask yourself what is it that you really want?

Are you willing to make a commitment to celebrate everyone’s success? Take responsibility for your actions and do what it takes so you can reap similar rewards of success?

Don’t let jealousy be the biggest culprit in the lack of your business growth. Show it who’s boss instead.

DISCLAIMER: This article expresses my own ideas and opinions. Any information I have shared are from sources that I believe to be reliable and accurate. I did not receive any financial compensation in writing this post, nor do I own any shares in any company I’ve mentioned. I encourage any reader to do their own diligent research first before making any investment decisions.

Susan Friesen, founder of the award-winning web development and digital marketing firm eVision Media, is a Web Specialist, Business & Marketing Consultant, and Social Media Advisor. She works with entrepreneurs who struggle with having the lack of knowledge, skill and support needed to create their online business presence. As a result of working with Susan and her team, clients feel confident and relieved knowing their online marketing is in trustworthy and caring hands so they can focus on building their business with peace of mind at having a perfect support system in place to guide them every step of the way.

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