Learning the Attitude of Gratitude

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Most everyone understands what the "Attitude of Gratitude"means, but how do you learn to achieve the attitude of gratitude?  How do you learn to be mindful enough to understand and retain that Attitude of Gratitude?  

 

Recently, I happened upon an article on this very subject, "Gratitude, the Antidote to a Fear Driven Life."    What does fear have to do with gratitude?   That was my first thought and maybe yours, too.  

 

Fear in and of itself can cause us not to react.  Or to react harshly with a "fight or flight" reaction.  Fearing something doesn't seem to connect with gratitude, or does it? 

 

Reading this article made me aware of several things.  I identified with his interest in competitive sport.  After having blown out my knee, I knew I had to stop playing 2 different sports.  But I never thought why I persued such excellence in sports.  

Learning the Attiude of Gratitude

 

Realizing it was the mere thought of having left something behind, earning yet another trophy?  The answer surprised me.  I wasn't content.  Technically, I was switching from softball to tennis and playing sports with ferver, but I was going about it like there was no tomorrow.

 

Thanks to that effort, I now have no cartilage in my left knee.  No pain, but no cartilage and I'll never play a team sport again.  

 

This brings me to the conclusion of learning the atitude of gratitude.  

 

Learning to be content is the first step in Learning the Attitude of Gratitude.   Make sure to read the article.  This one is worth the read and definitely turned me around.  I'm content, but I could be better at it! 

 

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Rainmaker
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Thank you Jeff Dowler, CRS !  I appreciate your read from within the post.  I loved his post and felt moved to write this post.  I've written on this topic before, but never from contentment.  It struck me as interesting enough to share!  Enjoy!

Sep 26, 2018 09:23 PM #40
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I know you get this Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886 !  You of all people would understand this article and the intent :) 

Sep 26, 2018 09:30 PM #41
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Thank you Sheila Anderson !  Yes, 25 years playing softball and switching to tennis did me in.  It was fun and I have great memories, but I was over-doing it and working so hard to no end.  Ugh!  

Sep 26, 2018 09:31 PM #42
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Thank you Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD ! Hope you found the article interesting!

Sep 26, 2018 09:32 PM #43
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Thank you Gene Mundt, IL/WI Mortgage Originator - FHA/VA/Conv/Jumbo/Portfolio/Refi !  Then you must identify with being an athlete yourself.    Hope you found the article interesting. It inspired me!

Sep 26, 2018 09:33 PM #44
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Thank you Beth Atalay .  So true, thank you for spelling that out.  Each of us very different.  What's important to one, won't be important to another.   Hope you had time to read the article. It definitely inspired me!

Sep 26, 2018 09:34 PM #45
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Good insights Michael Jacobs ! 

Sep 26, 2018 09:34 PM #46
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Thank you Jon Kolsky !  Glad you found it interesting enough to read.  I think each of us has some sort of competitive level. I was really bummed to have to quite tennis. I was switching from softball to tennis, but playing both for about 2 years.   Tennis was a really cool time, playing singles and doubles.  The last match was a good one.  Hearing that "pop" and then finishing to win was a personal one for my record books.  The hard court didn't do me any favors.  That same new titanium racquet still hangs on my office door as a constant reminder to never give up, always keep my competitive sport brain in mind!

Sep 26, 2018 09:37 PM #47
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Good Lindsay Reagan, Realtor ! I'm glad to be an inspiration by sharing that well-written article!  It moved me and had to share.  The extra is just my history!

Sep 26, 2018 09:39 PM #48
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That's a great post in the making Diana Dahlberg !  You should write something along those lines for your own blog ;)

Sep 26, 2018 09:40 PM #49
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Kat Palmiotti so glad that you found it interesting. I love sharing great writings by others that are inspirational.   We can all benefit by his post!

Sep 26, 2018 09:41 PM #50
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That is so cool Bo Kociuba & Buster Elliott !  Putting pen to paper is more powerful, kinda like writing a business plan only on a personal level.  I have some similar things hanging in my office as a constant reminder of what's important in this life.  Certain cards hang from maps from an artist client that just passed; my racquet hanging from  my office door as a reminder to always cherish what I had and the future.  There's more but those are good ones for me!

Sep 26, 2018 09:43 PM #51
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Thank you for commenting.  After I stopped playing I continued coachin until 2001.  Those were rewarding times for me and my girls/students.  I've always used my past experiences as teaching  moments whether coaching or teaching in real estate!  Thanks again Gloria Todor !

Sep 26, 2018 09:46 PM #52
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Nice hearing from you Monique Ting . I can bet you appreciate the article that was also included.  Being mindful of what is most important in life is transforming!

Sep 26, 2018 09:47 PM #53
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Sham Reddy CRS
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Amazing what an attitude of gratitude will do for your psyche!!!

Fear in and of itself can cause us not to react.  Or to react harshly with a "fight or flight" reaction.  Fearing something doesn't seem to connect with gratitude, 

Sep 27, 2018 04:30 AM #54
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Loving yourself and being thankful for who you are is an important step in the journey in all of our lives.  Amazing what a mind set of gratitude can do for every aspect of our lives.    

Sep 28, 2018 04:17 AM #55
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Being grateful brings a self awareness!  It's so easy to get caught up in things that petty.  We all have so many blessings and things to be grateful for.  It's all about stopping and smelling the roses.  Great post Jan!

Sep 28, 2018 07:11 AM #56
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I agree Sham Reddy .  Gratitude has so many benefits. Having a bad day?  Focus on gratitude and watch your mind shift!

Sep 28, 2018 05:53 PM #57
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So true Bob Jakowinicz !  Same goes for having friends. You have to be a friend in order to have friends.  Focusing on what's good around us and making sure we have good things around us is very beneficial.  Thanks for commenting!

Sep 28, 2018 05:54 PM #58
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Well said Gordon Crawford !  Keeping that mindset allows us to overcome situations in our professions that ARE petty!  Great comments - have a nice weekend!

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