10 days of Gratitude; Gratitude the Basis for My Goals

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I have written about a dozen blogs so far this month relating to gratitude, and will add one more as we finish this weekend of Thanksgiving..  


Gratitude is a feeling, an attitude, an appreciation, overall a feeling of thankfulness for the things, people and attributes in our lives.  

I have a lot to be thankful for in my life, a great wife, great kids, several businesses, and so much more.

When it all comes down to it, I realize that all of these things that I am grateful for are gifts from God.

It is great to know that whatever I do, wherever I go, God is always walking with me, guiding me, protecting me, leading me in ways that He knows will make my life better, and hopefully the lives of those around me better as well.



Years ago, I learned from Hyrum Smith, the creator of the Franklin Planner system, that for a goal to be successful it must be congruent with our values.  

So the logical first step in creating our goals for the next year most always start with an examination of our values.  

In examining what we are grateful for will often reveal the values in our lives that are most important.  

As I prepare to develop my goals each year, it is important for me to reflect upon the things I am thankful for and what’s most valuable to me.  

My goals must then lead towards things that are congruent with my values, enhance my values, and will in a sense lead to more things I am grateful for. 


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James Dray
Fathom Realty AR LLC - Bentonville, AR
Exceptional Agents, Outstanding Results

Good morning Bob. I'm with you on this one. Each breath I take, each hug and I love you is a gift I cherish.  They can only come from one source.  Have a blessed week and a great 2017

Nov 28, 2016 03:51 AM #1
Mark Don McInnes, Sandpoint
Sandpoint, ID
North Idaho Real Estate - 208-255.6227

This is excellent food for thought.  Much along the lines of one will not do something when hypnotized that they would not do when awake.  I like your positive take much better.  Mark

Nov 28, 2016 04:29 AM #2
Barbara Todaro
RE/MAX Executive Realty - Franklin, MA
"Franklin MA Homes"

Good morning, Bob Crane being guided by a higher power is an essential of life....

Nov 28, 2016 04:47 AM #3
Victoria Ray Henderson Marshall Henderson
Buyer's Edge Company Inc - Bethesda, MD
Real Estate for Home Buyers with Buyer's Edge

You always add something positive to the conversation here on Active Rain! I really like the idea of blogging about gratitude and appreciate your efforts Bob Crane 

Have a wonderful holiday season!

Nov 28, 2016 03:55 PM #4
Debbie Reynolds
Platinum Properties - Clarksville, TN
Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent

My work goals are set and now working on personal goals and travel goals. I strive for more and more balance every year.

Nov 28, 2016 06:03 PM #5
Endre Barath, Jr.
Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices - Beverly Hills, CA
Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002

Bob it is nice to see that you have not only a strong business, but a strong family as well as a strong belief system, good for you. Clearly this leads to have a good balance in life, Endre

Nov 29, 2016 08:12 PM #6
Charles Ross & Associates
Remax Advantage Realtors Inc. - Salina, KS
Love To Help People

Great Food for thought. 

Dec 02, 2016 10:53 AM #7
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