How having eternal gratitude can make you more successful

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01/28/2020 • 3 min read

Having daily gratitude can help you be more successful, happy, and content with yourself.

On Sunday, January 26, 2020 we heard about the tragic death of L.A. Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant. He died in a helicopter accident along with his daughter and seven other passengers while en route to basketball practice.

Lights out. End of the line.

This could happen to anybody though. In fact, all of our days are numbered. It’s only a matter of when and where will be the end of the line for each of us.

Kobe had everything though.

Family. Career. Fame. Money. Houses. Cars.

Probably a whole ton more as well. He was a good dude. One of the best. A phenomenal human being and professional athlete.

What did he do wrong to deserve this death? Not only him but his daughter on top of it all.

Life isn’t fair. That’s for sure. It doesn’t wait for anybody and doesn’t care for anything. You simply have to make the best of it. Live each day like it’s your last because one day it will be.

How to live in gratitude

Expressing gratitude on a daily basis can make you more successful, happy, content, and even accomplished.

  • Be grateful that you’re alive on a daily basis.
  • Know that there are no guarantees.
  • Stop having expectations from everything.
  • Live to the fullest.
  • Never have any regrets. You’ll f*ck up, that’s for sure!
  • Everything is an experience.
  • Not only good ones, but bad ones as well.
  • You always have an opportunity. It’s a matter of seizing it.
  • Always try to help others less fortunate than you. Yes, there are less fortunate people out there.
  • Contribute to the world in a positive way.

These are just some of the things that you can do to show gratitude. I have to tell you that you will feel like a completely different person once you start exercising new things. It will change your perspective and mindset drastically to the point that your actions will be a direct result of it as well.

The less fortunate part

In light of Kobe’s passing, you really have to stop and wonder to yourself. At least I hope you do anyway if you have at least one ounce of human inside you.

How serious are your problems compared to death?

Is there anything other than death that you can not overcome? (You can’t overcome death. That’s a given!)

You see what I mean? A lot of people in the world worry about all sorts of materialistic things to the point that they lose sight of what truly matters. We are all going to die. It’s inevitable. Worrying about it doesn’t help make matters easier. Wasting life, not having a purpose, no goals, no dreams, not living each day like it’s your last is complete waste of time.

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