In our training system in the multilevel we’ve been participating in for two decades now, there are books on positive thinking and all sorts of other topics. There are CDs too, that are a lot more specific to our network.
On one of these CDs (I think it may have been by Zig Ziglar), the motivational speaker mentions a Golden List.
This is a ritual to do every morning as you get out of bed. (You do get out of bed in the morning, right? My kids being full teenagers now, on off-days they only get up after lunch-time. Hurricane Ophelia on Monday and yesterday was the perfect excuse. I seriously hope that Storm Brian will not immobilize our Ireland the same way Ophelia did, even though I cracked myself about the storm jokes before the wind set in.) (We stopped laughing when we watched ancient trees fall over like so many matchsticks. :’-( )
The Golden List
This is a list of 20 items you make every morning, that you are most thankful for.
The challenge is to keep it up for a full month. (Actually, for a life-time.) But, seeing that we are fickle creatures, let’s set some milestones.
Let’s set the challenge for 1 week. From today (Wednesday) to next Wednesday.
- It has to be every day (don’t miss a day).
- It has to be 20 items. This gets easier with practice.
- Let me know in the comments if you’re participating; we can boost each other.
- If you like you can blog your list and link into the comments so I can check it out. But going public with the list is not necessary. It is after all an exercise in personal gratitude, for the purpose of increasing your emotional well-being.
So, good luck!