“A strong man cannot help a weaker unless that weaker is ‘willing’ to be helped, and even then the weak man must become strong of himself; he must, by his own efforts, develop the strength which he admires in another. None but himself can alter his condition.”
– James Allen, As a Man Thinketh
This past week I received 3 emails from different people asking what they can do to increase the amount of gratitude in each one’s life. Ironically, all three have been subscribers to the Gratitude Burst since before March 2010. That is over 6 months of DAILY words of wisdom about gratitude.
I completely understand that people have different learning styles and different ways of incorporating new material. However, 6 months of emails and nothing is clicking… This makes me wonder.. As Mr. Allen states above, the weaker man has to do the work. A stronger man can aid and assist, but ultimately the weaker one must put forth an effort. It reminds me of a trainer who always said, “I cannot do your exercises for you.”
My challenge to each of you reading this email is to think about each message and try to incorporate it into your day. Do not just read it and think, ‘Oh, that is nice.’ Utilize it. Try it out. Read the blog and think about the message and how you can incorporate it. I picked an old posting from January that can start you on your journey:
The Gratitude Guru