The One Goal Appreciation Challenge
I believe life is a treasure hunt, and that we consciously or unconsciously are engaged in the hunt at all times.
If I focus on finding positive things in my life, there suddenly seems to be more and more positive things in my life. Sometimes I have to discipline myself to “find” something to be grateful for, other times, I seem to be on an appreciation slipper-slide.
If I focus on the negative things in my life, repeating bad experiences in my head, regurgitating traumas to my friends; basically trying to get anyone, someone to agree with me that, “Yes, that was a bad experience,” and “Yes, you have it bad,” the result is that the negatives in my life seem to increase exponentially. They certainly take up more space in my head.
“What you focus on grows.” – Dr. Wayne Dwyer
Not long ago, I read the research on the incredible benefits of making a daily / nightly habit to “Write five things that you are grateful for at the end of your day.” I bought a special notebook and began the challenge. It changed my life
… and I had the hardest time sticking with the habit.
My solution to sticking with the goal was to focus on just one goal, and I changed the goal I focused on each week.
Each night, I’d write down five things to appreciate about my day that some way were evidence of my goal getting closer to manifestation. Soon, I began seeing the path to my goal so clearly, making it a reality became an expectation rather than a hope.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving, try out this “One Goal Appreciation Challenge” for the week and let me know how it goes for you!