This past Monday was Thanksgiving for all of my Canadian friends and family; a time to laugh and enjoy the company of those who matter most. During family holidays the often hectic pace of being an entrepreneur washes into the background as I find myself surrounded by those that matter the most; in effect those that motivate me (whether they know it or not) to do what I do.
The reality is that taking time out to pause, to reflect, and to cherish all that we have shouldn’t be something only done on family holidays. Taking time on a daily basis to appreciate all that we have is a critical component to the success of any CEO, executive, or entrepreneur.
During a seminar last year, when asked what entrepreneurs could do in order to be more appreciative of what they have, Dr. Martin Seligman said that by simply taking a few minutes at the end of each day to reflect on what an individual is thankful for is often all that it takes in order to be more appreciative.
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Are you appreciative for what you have? More importantly, have you taken time to appreciate all that you’ve accomplished?
Try taking the advice of Dr. Seligman and make it a daily ritual to reflect on all that you’re appreciative for. I do.
You’ll find that you feel better and think more clearly about what matters when making decisions and considering how to best invest your time.
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