9 Ways to be More Thankful All Year

Thankfulness is not a state of being. It’s not something you are born into or discover. It’s not something that comes naturally or that you accidentally wake up feeling. Thankfulness is something you practice, that you develop intentionally.

9 ways to be thankful all year - not just at Thanksgiving

In the United States, this is the week that we all are mindful of thankfulness. Perhaps we even share some things for which we are thankful around the table on Thursday, and resolve to be more thankful next year.

And then Friday comes. That thankful feeling is replaced by the same mundane feelings of every other day.

Thankfulness should be an everyday practice. Thankfulness is directly tied to your levels of productivity and performance, and therefore your success at work, your income, and the stability of your relationships.

In short, thankfulness is one of the lynchpins in determining your ability to live out your calling, achieve your dreams, and change the world.

So, how can you be more thankful throughout the year? Here are 9 ways.

Episode 028: Michael O’Neal on Overcoming Adversity, True Job Security, and Inspiring Solopreneurs [PODCAST]

Think back to your darkest days. What were you feeling at the time? What happened as a result? Today’s guest has an inspiring story of overcoming serious adversity, some of which he has never shared before, despite recording hundreds of podcast episodes. It will inspire you and teach you.

Michael O'Neal Solopreneur Hour Interview

I’m not going to share much of this guest’s story, because he tells it so well. Sit back, relax and learn about overcoming adversity, what the true job security really is, and inspiring solopreneurs around the world.

So join me in a great conversation with a fellow World Changer, Michael O’Neal.

The Hidden Danger of Making Excuses

The worst part of making excuses isn’t the missed opportunities. It isn’t the guilt you might feel afterwards for lying to yourself. It’s not the money they will cost you, the relationships they will end, or the broken dreams. The worst part of making excuses, the hidden danger, is that you eventually start to believe them.

Danger of making excuses

The longer you make excuses, the more you actually start to believe them. The longer you tell any lie, the most likely it is that someday you will no longer tell it as a lie, but as the truth.

You no longer cringe when you realize that what you are saying is false. The conviction you once felt disappears. The lie becomes the truth. The excuse becomes reality.