Many years ago the novelist James Allen wrote: “Work joyfully and peacefully, knowing that right thoughts and right efforts will inevitably bring about right results.” That’s still great advice today. And it gives you an equation you can use to bring even more peace, joy and success into your daily life.??
Right Thoughts through Gratitude??
Over 2000 years ago, the famous Roman statesman Cicero taught “Gratitude is not only the greatest of virtues, but the parent of all the others.” This has also proven to be another piece of timeless wisdom. Many of the major religions in the world today, including Christianity, Judaism, Islam and Hindu, teach that living a life of gratitude and “right thoughts” will bring much joy, peace and abundance into your life.?
There have been several recent studies by major medical institutions that demonstrate a link between an attitude of gratitude and good health. USA Today, Time magazine, the Miami Herald, along with other respected and well-known publications, have written about the benefits that living a life of gratitude will bring to us.
Gratitude is an important component in the equation for your success. You can make a decision to give yourself the gift of a daily dose of gratitude. ‘Right Thoughts’ will be easy when you choose to carefully cultivate an attitude of gratitude! What are you grateful for today??
Right Efforts through Praise??
In his article, The Power of Praise, Dr. Ned Hallowell, M.D. writes: “When a child receives a drop or two of praise, it’s like rain in the desert. He drinks it in, revels in it.” Actually, responding to praise is something we never outgrow. Praise is an important component of life for people of every age. ?The Gallup Organization has surveyed more than four million employees worldwide on the topic of praise. They found that when people are given praise and recognition, not only is there a significant increase in productivity, there is also increased satisfaction and loyalty.?
There are health benefits as well. Among them are better safety records with fewer accidents on the job, and fewer sick hours taken. ?Many people have found great satisfaction from pausing to think about things other people around them have done well, and making it a point to let them know. One great suggestion is to ‘catch’ a child doing something well and praise him for it. Try it – you’ll like it!?
People are motivated by praise, they appreciate recognition and will try even harder to please. You can choose to give yourself a daily dose of praise. Why not spend a few moments each day and reflect on things you have done well? ‘Right Efforts’ will multiply through the Power of Praise! Today, for what will you praise yourself? ??
Right Thoughts plus Right Efforts equal Right Results!
The famous coach Vince Lombardi taught his players “The quality of a person’s life is in direct proportion to their commitment to excellence, regardless of their chosen field of endeavor.” Commitment is a key word here. Excellence can be easy when you take it one step at a time and make a commitment to follow through with action!
The first step in this part of your equation to success is to identify your goals and set a deadline for achieving them. Next, choose an action step to take you closer to your goal and make a commitment to accomplish it. Be sure you follow through on your commitment and take that action step!
You work hard and you deserve the best. The quality of your life will improve in direct proportion to your commitment to excellence. ‘Right Results’ will inevitably follow your ‘Right Thoughts’ and ‘Right Efforts.’ What are you committed to accomplishing today?
Document Your Success and Design Your Next Move!
Author and motivational speaker Rich DiGirolamo teaches: “The easiest success measurement tool is a simple question. What did you do today to move forward? The easiest project plan on earth is also a simple question. What will you do tomorrow to move forward? At the end of each day, document your success and design your next move.” Wow!
That’s powerful! You can use this great advice to add even more value and clarity to your equation for success! ?
Focus on positive aspects each day. Every day marvelous things happen in and around your life and the lives of those you care about. Acknowledge them and be grateful. Every day you accomplish many wonderful things that you can be proud of, and for which you can praise yourself. Notice things other people do and share the power of praise with them. ?
Take positive action steps each day. Work joyfully and peacefully this month. Make a commitment to excellence. With this powerful equation for success, look forward to building a joyful life full of praise, peace and productivity!?
Right Results! ?
Today is a brand new day! It is a good day for your equation for success to bring even more right thoughts, right efforts and right results into your life. You, too, can document your success, design your next move and enjoy an extraordinary, rewarding life filled with dreams come true!
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