TRY Coaching – Power of Gratitude
What are you grateful for today? “I am grateful for _____________”.
Having gratitude and having the ability to express and acknowledge gratitude is severely underrated in today’s busy and challenging world we live in.
Being grateful allows us to stay centered, focused and move through life feeling fulfilled and happy for what life has given us and those around us.
Do I hear, “BUT, I didn’t get that promotion, raise, new client, etc, so what do I have to be grateful for?”
Being grateful for what we do have opens the door to endless possibilities and opportunities awaiting us, even if we don’t see them immediately. And, allows us to focus on the positive and abundance, rather than the negative and what we feel we are lacking.
Charles Schwab, Investor and Financial Executive states: “The way to develop the best that is in a person is by appreciation and encouragement”.
As an executive coach, it often surprises me to hear that many of my clients, who are leaders, have a hard time acknowledging those around them and often stop short of letting others know how important their contribution means to the company and to them.
Conversely, I often hear from clients that aren’t in top level roles that they don’t feel appreciated even though they put in long hours and go the “extra mile” at their jobs.
No matter what role you have in the world of business, letting others know that they are appreciated and they do “make a difference” goes a long way in ensuring work satisfaction and wanting to do the best work for you and your company.
If you haven’t done so recently, wouldn’t this be a good time to tell someone how much they mean to you and how happy you are that they are in your life?
Gratitude is one of the most powerful forms of expression, yet we never use it to capacity.
I invite you to stand in the perspective of gratitude and see what comes back to you!