Leadership Lesson No 72: So Grateful


18 Dec
18Dec

I didn’t purpose to be in the space that I find myself in.  God plucked me from the path that I had set out for myself & set me on an alternative journey. At the start it all appeared somewhat ‘accidental’ but I know now that it was no accident, rather His design, His purpose for my life… 

So now that I am here, these are my confessions…the lessons I am learning about being a woman in business, building an empire, one brick at a time…

 “The more you recognize and express gratitude for the things you have, the more things you will have to express gratitude for.” 

Zig Ziglar 

Having an attitude of gratitude is essential to living a happy life.  Research shows that gratitude is vital for your wellbeing. Grateful people have higher levels of contentment, vitality, optimism and fewer instances of depression and stress than their less grateful counterparts.  Grateful people are also more successful in their business ventures. 

A universal truth in life is that we get what we focus on!  

Emmons and McCullough (2003) conducted a seminal study of gratitude's effects on mental health. For 10 weeks, participants wrote a couple of sentences about anything for which they were grateful. After writing their gratitude lists, they recorded “their moods, coping behaviours, health behaviours, physical symptoms, and overall life appraisals.” The findings suggest that maintaining a gratitude journal improves optimism.  In addition, participants who kept gratitude lists were more likely to have made progress toward important personal goals (academic, interpersonal and health-based) over a two-month period compared to subjects in the other experimental conditions. 

The song says: 

Count your blessings, name them one by one; 
Count your blessings, see what God hath done; 
Count your blessings, name them one by one, 
And it will surprise you what the Lord hath done. 

I am so grateful – through all the ups & downs God has been faithful. As I name each blessing, I see His hand over every part of my life – at home & at work. It’s been a difficult year, but there is much to give thanks for. 

As the curtain closes on 2020, what are you grateful for?

Have a very merry Christmas! 

The Queen Of Hearts 
Mucha Mlingo 
| Six Seconds EQ Practitioner | Master Trainer & Facilitator | 
| Award Winning International Keynote Speaker |  

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