Gratitude – The key to Success in Trading
Are you grateful for what you are today?
I have heard many people telling that being in gratitude for what you have is the puts you in the path of richness and being abundant. What does being thankful and grateful got to do with being rich and successful? This never sounded logical for me. Most successful people be it in any vocation have at some time acknowledged this aspect. How does this work? What does it mean to be in gratitude and what’s the connection for being successful?
So, what is gratitude?
According to Google it’s “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness”.
Positive psychology defines gratitude in a way where scientists can measure its effects, and thus argue that gratitude is more than feeling thankful: it is a deeper appreciation for someone (or something) that produces longer lasting positivity.
Amongst the positive emotions, being in gratitude is in the top list. So, gratitude is to say thank you plus to feel the emotion of being thankful and grateful. Research has shown that people who practice gratitude for all that they have, show and experience more positivity towards life and feel more life within and around them.
What you now have is an outcome of how you have treated all that you have had in the past. If you have something in abundance in your life it means you have held that very high, very thankfully and very gratefully. This is the key for having more of everything. Be thankful and grateful for all that you already have. Once you are in absolute gratitude for everything that you currently have in your life, you open the gates for more to come into your life. This is one of the deepest secrets for abundance to flow into your life.
Once you express gratitude for what you have and deeply feel that emotion, you create a space within you and send out the message to the universe that you can hold more of that. That’s when you start to see more of that in your life. In my experience I have understood that you and only you are 100% responsible for what you are today. If you are wealthy and rich, it’s your making 100%, if you are broke and depressed even that is your making 100%. This is the first revelation that one has to get. This is where the journey towards abundance begins. Only you can change your situation and be abundant, but for that you first have to acknowledge that it’s you who is responsible for what you are today.
This mindset of being thankful for all that you have builds a strong insulation around you and protects you from anything negative entering your life. Even if anything negative comes in, you will have so much of insulation from it that no damage can be done. With every situation that you are facing, universe is giving your opportunity to learn some thing from it because you have created that situation for getting equipped for the future, now if you are not thankful for that learning and experience, the message which the universe gets two messages, one – that you have not learnt the lesson which you have to get and the second that you have not created space for more. With these messages, universe either keeps you in the same space or created similar situations for you. Example, if you are broke or if you keep seeing money challenges more often, it means there is something that you have to learn and you have to be grateful to the universe for providing you with that learning. Only then you open up space for something different and new to flow in.
How do you practice gratitude? Its very simple, all you need is five minutes or even lesser. Follow one of the methods that suits you:
1. Keep a journal and write down all that you are thankful and grateful at the end of every day.
2. Keep a gratitude bowl. Write a gratitude on a post it slip and drop it into the bowl every time you feel like.
3. Spend five minutes at the end of the day or beginning of the day and just mentally express gratitude for all that you experienced that day or the previous day.
4. Before every mean, take minute to express your gratitude for the food in front of you and for all those who have made it possible for the food to be in front of you.
5. List down all your gratitude and make it your affirmation to read every day.
6. If you have the practice of meditating, you can use that time to express gratitude.
Try and make it a habit to be thankful and grateful at all moment and for everything. If you can make this a habit and be with it all the time, you then would have built a strong mindset of gratitude.
As a trader or entrepreneur, I strongly believe practicing this will put you in a different league. You will be part of top 5% of the winning trader or entrepreneur. This has been my experience. If you are losing in your trades or business, there is some learning universe is providing for you.
Acknowledge it and learn from it, be extremely thankful for it. This then opens up the gates for your success.
I am thankful and grateful for all that I now have!!
I invite you into the world of gratitude.