OK – I confess – I am not feeling the gratitude right now. I am tired. I worked hard all day, came home, met with my Mastermind group, conducted an interview, worked on a few web sites, relaxed just a bit, and was ready to call it a night. Usually the last thing I do before going to bed is get the Gratitude Burst ready for the next day.
I thought, “What if I skip it and just send it out late?” Would would it matter if people opened their email and saw the Gratitude Burst was 5 hours late? After all… it is free! Who cares?”
After 1.2 seconds, I realized, I care. I promise to send it out on time each day. Day in. Day out. I thought of what I would write about… Hm
m… I consulted my trusted source of quotes I have gathered up over time and I asked myself another question, “What can I write about, from my heart, at this very moment.?” And I searched my quotes for the word, ‘Tired’.
I found today’s Gratitude Burst from Newt Gingrich. My first thought was, “No! No politics – people don’t like to read about politics first thing in the morning.” But as I read his quote, I liked it! “Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did.”
I proceeded to comment on Mr. Gingrich’s words and complete the Gratitude Burst. And then I thought, “I did not write a blog post yet!”
“But I am too tired.”
“Did you even READ what you just wrote about?”
(I bet you had no idea the Gratitude Burst and this blog even get this much thought put into it!)
The last thought I considered before writing this post was, “Oh my gosh! It is January 31st! This is the last day of the Ultimate Blog Challenge! I p
romised to post 31 Blog Posts this day! I definitely have to write something! I made a promise to myself and Michele and Michelle!”
And so, you have today’s blog post. I combination of my thoughts, the process I go through on a daily basis, and the story of overcoming my tiredness.
I am frequently asked how I accomplish all the incredible things I do. I hope today’s post answers the question, “How do you do it?” I just do. I stick with it. I like what I do. I enjoy it. I receive gratitude from it.
You can do the same. Probably even better than I can.
The Gratitude Guru