Hmm, I wonder.
I’ve been reading quite a bit about “developing an attitude of gratitude” lately.
Taking things for granted is never a good thing.
Have you ever noticed that when you loose something you suddenly (and sometimes painfully) notice its value to you?
I try hard not to take anything for granted, but this morning when I sat down on my computer I noticed that I had taken for granted the very things that are KEY to my business success.
Here are just a few things I had totally taken for granted …
- My computer
The very first thing I do every morning after getting out of bed is turn on my computer. Without even thinking about it, I expectit to turn on and to hear that familiar humming sound.I never gave thought to the many people who were involved in creating the parts and putting it together. Nor have I ever thought of the genius who was able to figure out that a bunch of zeros and ones somehow could make a computer in the first place.
- The Internet
Again, I totally expectit to appear as soon as I log in. Should it go out (usually right in the middle of me working on something – like would you believe it – right now as I am writing this) I kick and scream (sometimes) and get very upset.The internet is the life line to my customers, my team members and prospects, my online friends … well to basically everything. It’s the heart beat of my business. Without it I am dead in the water.
I took it for granted (until right now) that I can send an email to someone half-way around the world in seconds and that I can get a response back just as quickly.
I can call friends, family and prospects all over the world and don’t have to pay a penny to do so (if I call from computer to computer) or very little if I call from computer to a land line or cell phone.
- The Telephone
The ultimate credit goes to Alexander Graham Bell for inventing it in the first place. But look how far we have come since then. I’m not tied to a wall phone but can call people from anywhere and can be reached anywhere with a cell phone or mobile phone.
Someone had to invent all these tools I’m using on a daily basis to build my network marketing business.
Someone had to make all this possible. But have I ever thought about those people or thought about giving thanks to them? If I’m really honest … no, not really. I’ve totally taken all that for granted.
So here today is my official expression of gratitude to everyone who has anything to do with me building my online business. Thank you for making this possible for me!
The only ‘thing’ I haven’t taken for granted are you, my readers. I truly appreciate you stopping by and reading my posts and leaving me your thoughts. Thank you so much!
So again my question … Can there be success without gratitude?
In my opinion, no, there can’t be success without gratitute. Because expressing gratitude for the things you have opens yourself up to receiving more. And the power of gratitude goes a very long way.
What are your thoughts?
To your success,
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