My name is Amanda van der Gulik and I am the founder of the Teaching Children About Money website.
Today I would like to talk to you about Gratitude.
How can you ever be truly successful if you are never grateful?
I know this may seem very logical but bare with me and think about this.
How often have you taken the moment to simply sit back and feel your genuine gratitude for all that you have accomplished and all that you will accomplish?
“Be grateful for what I will accomplish?” you ask.
My answer to you is: ABSOLUTELY!
Not only is is of absolute importance to be truly, from the depths of your soul be genuinely grateful for all that you have already accomplished but also for what you wish to accomplish.
“Okay, I understand about being grateful for what I have”, you say, “but how can I be grateful for what I wish to accomplish if I haven’t accomplished it yet? And why is it important to be grateful for my future accomplishments if they haven’t happened yet?”
Two very good questions. Let me answer your second question first.
WHY be grateful about my future accomplishments?
Have you ever heard of the “law of attraction”? Do you know what it means?
In short the ‘law of attraction’ states that in order to attract to you that which you desire you must send out those energies like a magnet. So if you are already grateful for what you have not yet accomplished but honestly believe in your heart that you will accomplish those things then you are using the ‘law of attraction’ in your favour by making your mind as well as the universe believe that you have already accomplished your desired goals and thereby sending those very goals your way, through natural laws as well as through positive mental manipulation.
Hey, if someone’s going to play with your mind, it may as well be you! AND it may as well be representing your desired future, right?
Okay, now onto your first question,
HOW can I be grateful about my future accomplishments?
It’s actually a lot simpler than you might imagine it to be:
* Make the time to sit down by yourself for at least half an hour with a pen and a pad of paper and list ALL the goals that you wish to achieve down on your notepad. (What do you want to DO in your life, who do you want to BE, which charities would you like to HELP?)
* Now grab some old magazines or go to a search engine like Google and look for photos that represent your future dreams. Print these off and cut them out. Then stick them across from the toilet seat, on your bathroom mirror, next to your bed, on the wall that you look at from your desk, and on your refrigerator as well as any other place you can think of so that you will be reminded on a very continuous daily basis.
* You can even go one step further and create what I like to call your very own “mind movie“. This is a movie of moving photos of all the dreams that you wish to achieve attached to music that moves you spiritually to reach your dreams and to see them as something that already exists and that you are truly grateful for.
With the mind movie I highly recommend you watch it first thing when you wake up in the morning and last thing before you go to bed at night to really take the most benefit of this incredibly powerful mind message.
The main thing is that you want to have the text, “I am so happy and grateful NOW that I AM….., I HAVE……., I GIVE……..,etc.”
Write this text on paper in dark bold letters and fill in your dreams and goals in the appropriate places and then make numerous copies and stick them on or above the areas where you have posted your goal pictures to remind your mind that these goals have already happened and that you are genuinely grateful for them.
If you make a mind movie version of your goals then make sure that you put that text into your mind movie as well.
Here are some examples of possible texts:
“I am so happy and grateful now that I am healthy and strong, and I am physically able to play outdoor games with my family for hours!”
“I am so happy and grateful now that I am earning over $1000.00/day, ever since August 2008, by helping others achieve their goals!”
Make it mean something for you!
Here’s to your success,
Cheers…Amanda van der Gulik….Excited Life Enthusiast!
Founder of the Teaching Children About Money website.