Is Thankfulness Important to success?
I am currently reading a book all about Thankfulness. It has a simple concept, shared between several authors. All the authors are women and I suspect it was written with women as its prime audience. I am about three quarters of the way through and thoroughly enjoying every word of it. Each of them contributes to each chapter by taking look at different ways of applying thankfulness. They also look at the difference it has made in their lives and by extension how it affects our lives and outcomes.
In all of their stories, built on their real life experiences there is the compelling theme that the degree of your appreciation determines the extent to which your life works for the best. Not surprisingly, reducing our level of thanks seems to carry us in the opposite direction.
Even in the hard times, it is worthwhile seeking out some little thing to be thankful for. For it seems that this very act has a way of blossoming, bringing in some light and a more positive outlook that leads to a better outcome. Life begins to work again.
Throughout my business career I have made it a point to do my best to live with thankfulness. Not only in the good times, but also during the hard times. During my time as a sales trainer and currently as a marketing consultant, I have valued its virtues and its contribution to success.
Thankfulness is an extension of the golden rule and is governed by the law of cause and effect. This means the more you give it out – the more you get an equivalent in return.
Thankfulness, deeply felt and expressed has a magic quality of bringing more joy into your life and business activities. It contributes to and builds your self-worth. It generally increases your profit.
What a marvellous way to run a business! In fact nearly all of the great sales trainers and marketing and business consultants have expressed the need for thankfulness in running any successful enterprise. They have encouraged the use of thank-you notes and cards as well as other means to actively convey your gratitude.
A study of the great men and women of business and society will reveal a deep level of thankfulness in their lives and a desire to make it known.
So, Is Thankfulness Important to success? If so I’ll let you be the judge.
Please set a time to talk with us if you would like learn more about using this invaluable concept.Ron and Sue
I agree that thankfulness is important in business. I find gratitude a great practice to recognising successes big and small.
I’m an avid follower of thankfulness. I’m not sure I get enough in return, but, it doesn’t stop me from practicing.
Such a great thing. I live by the golden rule
I agree thankfulness is a positive step towards success. What you think you believe. What you believe changes your decisions which changes your actions which creates your results.
This has been something I’ve tried to practice each day. What am I grateful for? Who can I thank for their help in my business and life generally? I love it, but have never though of it was something beneficial to business as such, more a personal undertaking
I have read about this lots of times and I practice it, but l’ve never really understood how it works. Now I know and it all makes sense. Thanks Sue
A lovely article. Over the years I have found manners and more importantly thanking someone has not always been at the front of people’s minds. Two little words can make all the difference!
I agree Sue thankfulness is part of the journey to success. By being thankful for the little wins the bigger ones come.