There’s a saying, “If you fail to plan, you plan to fail!” It means that we have to set goals.
Having goals in life is very important, whether it is a personal or a business. Have you experienced this? You have set your goals in the beginning of the year, in the first half of the year you see results but along the way you begin to find it difficult to achieve the desired results. Yes? So, what do you focus on when you are not getting the part you wanted?
The difference between a successful entrepreneur and a not-so-successful one is that one has goals and a sense of gratitude for their achievements whereas the other one has goals but spends time looking at what they are missing.
Gratitude is a feeling of being thankful for the things you have now. Oprah Winfrey has shared: "Be thankful for what you have; you'll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don't have, you will never, ever, have enough."
Yen Li, the owner of a company that produces corporate uniforms and T-shirts, attended my LOA (Law of Attraction) Workshop last year. Recently, she shared with me that she had achieved her goals in a shorter period of time. In addition, she found that it had taken her less effort to achieve her goals when spending time having a sense of gratitude for what she had achieved. I asked her if she had set her goals “lower” than last year. What I have found out is that she has set more goals compared to those of last year. She has achieved 80% of her goals in June this year and has planned to have additional goals for the second half of this year.
I’m sure you have come across entrepreneurs who keep on talking about the part of not having it. Day in, day out, they tell you, “Previously, by this time I would have had it but now it is so difficult to have it.” Does this sound familiar? Their focus is what they are missing.
Can more be attracted by being grateful?
When you are appreciative of the things you have now in reality, it increases the “there is” energy. You subconsciously send a message of abundance to the universe. Feeling abundance is a positive vibration.
Now, the job description of the LOA is to match your vibrations. The LOA responds to your vibrations by giving you more of the same.
When you do that, you will attract more and more of the things you are thankful for. We should be equally grateful for other good things such as spending time with your loved ones, watching your children grow up and succeed in their lives. Well, there are more to be thankful for besides the usual good things like money, health, family and house – Challenges!
Be grateful to all the challenges that you are facing. Stop complaining of the challenges that you are going through, Now! You should look at the challenges in a positive way from today onwards. Accept the challenges as something that moulds you into who you are today – a stronger, more mature and capable person to “battle against” anything in your life. Wouldn’t you want more?