Top-Shelf Tip No. 231:

"Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough."

Oprah Winfrey

How To Be Thankful By Changing Just One Word

The eve of Thanksgiving had me thinking, "Do I really know how to be thankful?" I mean, I know that I'm fortunate compared to many others in this world. But sometimes it doesn't feel this way. I have to write marketing plans. I have to go to the meetings that people schedule on my Outlook calendar. I have to make sure my employees are meeting their objectives. So in this issue of Promotional Consultant Today, let's stretch out minds, open our hearts and learn what it really means to be thankful in light of our daily obligations.

As adults, we spend a lot of time talking about all of the things that we have to do. You have to wake up early for work. You have to make another sales call for your business. You have to work out today. You have to write an article. You have to make dinner for your family. You have to go to your son's game.

Now, imagine changing just one word in the sentences above.

You don't "have" to. You "get" to.

You get to wake up early for work. You get to make another sales call for your business. You get to work out today. You get to write an article. You get to make dinner for your family. You get to go to your son's game.

It's important to remind yourself that the things you do each day are not burdens, they are opportunities. So often, the things we view as work are actually the reward.

Embrace your constraints. Relish in the ability to work. Give thanks to the opportunities in your life.

You don't have to. You get to.

Happy Thanksgiving from the team that delivers your daily dose of Promotional Consultant Today. We're off tomorrow, but will return to your inbox on Friday.

Source: James Clear writes about science-based ideas for living a better life and building habits that stick.

 

Compiled by Cassandra Johnson


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