Mastering Gratitude: The Core Of Your Success

10 thoughts on “Mastering Gratitude: The Core Of Your Success”

  1. I really like your advise about turning appreciation into a reflex. I agree that in every situation – if we think deeply about it – there is always something to be grateful for. 

    Your post made me remember a story I read about a king who had a male servant who, in all circumstances always said to him; My king, do not be discouraged because everything ultimately for a good purpose. One day, they went hunting and a wild animal attacked the king, the servant managed to kill the animal but couldn’t prevent his majesty from losing a finger. Furious and without showing gratitude, the King said; if everything was truly for a good purpose, I would not have been attacked and lost one finger.The servant replied, ‘despite all these things, I can only tell you that everything happens for a good purpose’. Outraged by the response, the king ordered his servant be arrested and taken to prison.  

    Another day, the king left alone for another hunt and was captured by savages who use human beings for sacrifice.On the altar, the savages found out that the king didn’t have one finger in place, he was then released because he was considered incomplete. On his return to the palace, he ordered the release of his servant and said; My friend, I was almost killed but for lack of a single finger, I was let go, but I have a question; If everything ultimately has a good purpose, why did I put you in prison? His servant replied; My king, if I had not been put in prison, I would have gone with you, and would have been sacrificed, because I have no missing finger.

    Like you stated in your opening statement, I believe that gratitude can reshape one’s approach to life. Great post.

    • Hi Oluseyi,

      Great story and analogy! Yep, breath is the thing I’m the most grateful for many times a day! 
      I think this has a tremendous influence on cutting negative karma and flooding life with happiness. 

      So glad you got something out of this.

      Blessings and Success.


  2. Charley,

    Thank you for this enlightening article on mastering gratitude as the core of success. Your insights resonate deeply with me, especially the emphasis on cultivating a gratuitous mindset. This approach has been a cornerstone in my own journey towards finding inner peace and happiness, significantly shaped by my Christian faith.

    In Christianity, gratitude is more than just a practice; it’s a way of life that acknowledges every blessing as a gift from God. This perspective has taught me to appreciate the abundance in my life, even in moments of scarcity or challenge. It’s a formula that not only fosters contentment but also empowers me to give generously and love freely, mirroring the teachings of Christ.

    Your article reinforces the idea that gratitude is a powerful tool for transformation, both personally and professionally. It’s fascinating to see how this concept aligns across different spheres of life and belief systems. Could you share more on how individuals from various backgrounds or faiths can integrate the practice of gratitude into their daily lives to achieve success?

    Again, thank you for such a thought-provoking read. Your work is a testament to the profound impact of living with a grateful heart.



    • Hi Steve,

      Thank you. This is lovely. I’m so happy that you walk the path of gratitude.

      Though I’m a lifelong Buddhist, I was raised in a Christian home, so gratitude comes with the territory. However, I know many people find it difficult. I think this is because we have such high expectations of our convenient and comfortable lives, so we get angry and resentful when things don’t go as they should. In other words, people are so white-knuckle-attached to material, visible props that they forget about more profound, universal feelings. 

      My view for people of any faith background is to embrace fully the idea that the invisible world is vast compared with the visible and we can encounter it almost every second in our hearts f we know how to look. In professional terms, as we create our businesses, gratitude grounds us and protects us from negativity and poverty mindset. Perhaps you would enjoy these articles, too.

      Blessings and Success.


  3. Hi Charley! Your text beautifully explores the power of gratitude in shaping a fulfilling life. While your message is inspiring, as someone who struggles with showing gratitude, I find it challenging to fully connect with the narrative. Incorporating practical strategies for cultivating gratitude amidst adversity could offer valuable insights for individuals like me. Overall, your message is sincere and impactful, but acknowledging the difficulties of embracing gratitude could enhance its resonance.

    • Hi Eric,

      Thank you for this frank appraisal. I appreciate your difficulties. It seems to me that you would benefit from doing some mindful practices. In this 5-step series, I can show you exactly how to express gratitude, always! Many of us have lost touch with it because we have so many expectations in life and get angry if they are not fulfilled. That’s one of the downsides of having such a high level of convenience and comfort. 

      Please read the following: Make Happiness Your Path To Wealth + What Is True Nature, And How Can We Find It?

      I hope you can find what you are looking for in the complimentary posts.

      Blessings and Success.


  4. What a beautifully articulated piece on the transformative power of gratitude! Your insights resonate deeply, highlighting how gratitude serves as both a beacon of positivity and a key to unlocking abundance. I particularly found your discussion on mindfulness and gratitude synergies enlightening. It’s fascinating to contemplate how being present in the moment can amplify our appreciation for life’s blessings, no matter how small. As I reflect on your words, a question arises: How do you suggest integrating gratitude into daily routines to cultivate a mindset of abundance and resilience?

    • Hello Hanna,

      Thanks so much for your pleasing appraisal and response. You are clearly open-minded and willing to step away from conventional ideas. This will be the making of you, I promise.

      Integrating these ideas and applying them practically is essential for you to see results. Your gratitude should start as you wake up – take a moment to appreciate your incredible existence and your miraculous body and how the Earth and your environment sustain you. This sets the stage for activating the right kind of thinking –  strong creative thoughts to create your day ahead. 

      Affirming the words ‘I am’ turn your thoughts into facts – try this – 

      “I am whole, perfect, strong, powerful, loving, harmonious and happy.” 

      Keep saying this over and over again throughout the day and you will raise the frequency of your thinking so that the Universe reflects all good things into your life. And remember to feel the emotions that accompany each of the words, especially ‘happy.’

      Your resilience is already in place – you just need to ask it to be activated! Hanna, you, your amazing mind, create everything in your life with your thoughts and emotions. It’s really simple once you get the hang of it. Knowing about the Law of Attraction will help you to grasp this easily. And I suggest you do some mindfulness practice, too. Then the synergy will really kick in. 

      Blessings and all success in your amazing life! 😊


  5. I’ve always believed gratitude is a powerful tool, but this article really dives into the intricacies of how it impacts our success. It’s interesting to see the psychological aspects intertwined with practical advice. I’m curious, though, how do you maintain a consistent gratitude practice in the face of daily stress and challenges? Any tips for making gratitude a habit rather than a sporadic practice?

    • Corey, thank you. Gratitude and mindfulness are the two mainstays of real, lasting success. However, success depends on how we define it and who defines it. We are all unique individuals who create our universes with our thoughts and emotions. I see success as true happiness, not in worldly terms. 

      Maintaining gratitude comes naturally when you ‘remember to remember’ to do so once you’ve initiated it. It helps, along with mindfulness, to level out the ups and downs. Ups and downs in your life are caused by your own thoughts and emotions- nothing else. And don’t forget that we all have the choice to think and feel positively or negatively. 

      Gratitude is a 100% positive state of mind, so it is a strong foundation for emitting positive thoughts as you start each day. We can also be truly thankful for the opportunity as entrepreneurs to create our lives with each thought and feeling. 

      To make gratitude a way of life, just sit back and feel the feeling of being alive throughout your day. Breathing deeply is a very real indication that you are so remind yourself with a few deep breaths and a smile of happiness!!

      I hope you are blessed with great joy in your life.

      warm wishes

      Linden 😊


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