An Attitude of Gratitude

When it comes to taking advice from other people I live by a simple rule. 

And what’s that Craig? Thank you, I’m glad you asked!

My rule is that I will tend to listen very carefully to anyone who travels by private jet!

The evidence suggests that they know things I don’t know yet or they do things I don’t do yet. And as my studies of Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) have taught me – if one person can achieve a specific outcome, then by modelling how they did it, so another person can get that same, or very similar, outcome.

People like Sir Richard Branson, Bob Proctor, Oprah Winfrey have all, in my opinion, achieved the kind of success that makes their ideas worthy of my respectful consideration.

To clarify though, when I say I listen to ‘anyone’ who has a private jet that’s not entirely true. Donald Trump flies the world in his own particularly splendid aircraft and I don’t pay attention to a word he says!!

Years ago it was the late great motivational speaker and author Zig Ziglar who coined the phrase “have an attitude of gratitude.” It may sound a little corny and read like the slogan from a Californian bumper sticker BUT it would also appear to work!

Oprah Winfrey believes that "The single greatest thing you can do to change your life today would be to start being grateful for what you have right now. And the more grateful you are, the more you get."

My habit each morning is to invest a few minutes, whilst I am getting ready for the day, in repeating out loud or mentally to myself the phrase:

“I am truly grateful for all the very many good things in my life.”

I say it with feeling like I mean it – because I do.

Bob Proctor is one of the teachers featured in the massively successful book and DVD “The Secret”.The way he explains the power of daily gratitude in relation to the Law of Attraction is that the receiving progress begins with giving and in this case it’s as easy as giving thanks.

Now once I’ve expressed my ‘attitude of gratitude’, by giving out my thanks for all I already have, I then focus my thoughts and affirmations on the specifics that I’d like to attract, manifest and receive.
I can guarantee that some people will read this and think it’s utter nonsense.

The thing is … none of them will have their own jet!