In the world of #Oola and OolaCorporate Training, balance and growth are the foundation of our message. We focus a lot on goal setting, identifying where you are, where you want to go and how you are going to get there. Clarifying these answers will serve you in ways previously unimagined. For many, this process is responsible for creating unparallel growth. However, the balance portion to the Oola message is just as important to maintain long-term success.
Is there a better time of year time to focus on the balance side of the equation? Humbly, I think not!
Most of us spend much of our year committed to improving our lives and businesses. However, as we approach the end of the year, it’s time to take stock of our accomplishments. We spend most of the year with the gas pedal pressed all the way to the floor. This is a great approach to experience massive growth, but this approach will only serve you so long before burnout and frustration occur.
Think of this in terms of your emotional fuel tank. You can only go so long before you have to stop and refuel. I don't know of a better way to do so than to practice gratitude daily. If you have trouble creating more balance in your life, then consider adopting an attitude of gratitude.
Gratitude is one of the 7 OolaAccelerators. When we only focus on growth, we can lose sight of gratitude. Gratitude will lead to humility, which is another important OolaAccelerator. For those who have trouble living in the presence of gratitude, we must stop and reflect on the blessings that exist in our lives. There is no better time than the holidays to do so.
To achieve a gratitude mindset, begin by acknowledging all things you are grateful for, the good and the bad. I suggest doing this even before you open your eyes in the morning. To simplify this even further, give thanks for someone, something and something yet to come. The last point puts your intention on the goals you have set. The mind can’t tell the difference between an actual event and one vividly imagined. Therefore, when you give thanks for something yet to come, you unlock the power of the subconscious mind. This drives behavior and actions.
Another way to live with more gratitude is to keep a gratitude journal. At the end of the day, write down 3 things you are grateful for. This powerful habit is the key to abundance. Abundance occurs when we focus on what we have been blessed with as opposed what we are lacking. This is such an empowering concept. Our world is mostly focused on what we don’t have, therefore we have been conditioned to see the world in a "lack of" point of view. The truth be told, there is great abundance in the world and everyone has the power to tap into it. It is our mindset that unlocks that power.
Set time aside this holiday season to practice gratitude. By implementing these tools, you will learn how to live in a constant state of gratitude. You will experience more joy, fulfillment and prosperity.
I want to give thanks for all of you who read these blogs and share them with friends and family. It has been a great ride this year for OolaCorporate Training and we are just getting started. We wish you a year full of health, love, happiness and success.
Happy Holidays from our OolaCorporate Team.
Be grateful, have faith and go get your #OolaLife.