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So, here’s a question: can you be grateful for what you have, but also want more?
In fact, you should. But unfortunately, millions of people are too satisfied. They’re complacent. They’ve achieved some of what they want, but they haven’t taken their life to the next level: they’ve stopped growing.
What they don’t realize, of course, is that wanting more of what’s good—and living in this state of grateful anticipation—will actually bring them even more to be grateful about.
The idea of grateful anticipation is something I learned in the book, Oola: Find Balance in an Unbalanced World by Dave Braun and Troy Amdhal (aka “The OolaGuys”).
Once you get into the practice of being grateful, you’ll discover that opportunities to grow in gratitude exist every day. But here’s the key: these opportunities will only be found if you proactively seek out things to be grateful for.
What kinds of things am I talking about?
Watch for big things, like a phone call that up-levels your career, or randomly discovering your dream house before it goes on the market. Look for little things, like finding a parking space near the entrance, or getting a refund check in the mail. You’ll soon see that opportunities are hidden in every encounter, and that “unexpected” new relationships, happy coincidences, little conveniences and other forms of good routinely show up to make your life easier or more enjoyable—all of which you can be grateful for the moment they happen.
When you meet each new day with the expectation that something amazing is going to happen for you, it keeps you in a state of grateful anticipation—dreaming of what you will have, while also feeling gratitude in the present for what you do have.
Try it for a few days and see what shows up.
As a Certified Oola Life Coach, I’ve joined forces with Dave and Troy to help clients grow and create more to be grateful for. Through the 10-week Oola Coaching Program, I’ll help you establish new goals, prioritize your tasks and—most importantly—stay accountable to accomplishing them week by week.
Message me and we can jump on a call about it. Until then, be grateful, have faith, and go get your Oola Life.
Together, we are Positively Powerful!