I had the recent pleasure of spending time with some very successful individuals; they may not be known by name in everyday circles or even remotely famous, however they are successful in their own way. The majority of them were 10 to 15 years my senior; with wisdom only life can bring and as we went around with introductions and short stories, it was very clear that the common thread was gratitude.
Each of them had their own success and hardships, but through all of these ups and downs they all said that the one thing which made their hard times bearable and their good times phenomenal was the attitude of gratitude.
I am very grateful for that dinner and the chance to be reminded of the opportunity every day to be thankful for the little wins or the big accomplishments or failures and the lessons they bring.
So, on a note of gratitude, I will do my best to stop and celebrate the permits that get approved or accomplishing the list of requirements that need to be completed in order to meet code or the various licenses that get issued or the shipments that I don’t have to pay duty on or the tradesmen that show up on time. Because, how lucky am I to be able to do what I love and love what I do? I am very grateful for the little wins, the big successes, and the epic fails that have put me right where I am today.
Go be grateful, put out some positive energy and when you are done then make yourself a nice Roots and Wings Distillery vodka martini and toast to your success of being amazing!