I get the opportunity to work with wonderful people. Many have blind spots chipping away at their future success and happiness.
Blind spots frequently show themselves in harmful ways at home and work.
Why? Because we struggle to understand others or ourselves when our perspective is clouded. It makes it more challenging to frame our interactions and behaviors logically.
It quickly leads to misunderstandings, anger, disrespect, and isolation, none of which are healthy outcomes in professional or personal relationships.
I like to say, "Practicing gratitude exposes these destructive, often invisible forces."
Learning to be grateful will put you in a different emotional state, with intellect up and anxiety down. Without gratitude, we find ourselves in a negative emotional loop, making the blind spots worse.
Gratitude releases two chemicals in the brain. It gives us a shot of dopamine and a swig of serotonin.
Dopamine gives us a positive feeling and motivates us to achieve academic, personal, or professional goals. Serotonin improves our motivation, willpower, and mood.
Gratitude improves your life overall by altering your viewpoint and way of thinking.
Let's begin this practice of gratitude now. As soon as you wake up, express your gratitude, appreciation, and thankfulness, releasing those positive brain chemicals. The negative thought patterns will decrease, and the blind spots will diminish.
"I would maintain that thanks are the highest form of thought, and that gratitude is happiness doubled by wonder." —GK Chesterton
We can focus on the positive or the negative, as we've already discussed, choosing the positive will improve everything else in your life and those around you.
Typically, there will be times you will sink back into your old patterns of behavior. Don't beat yourself up but adjust.
Give attention to where you want to go, not where you've been.
Let's be grateful and eliminate the blind spots.
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