A quick lesson from the late Bob Proctor.
For those of you uninitiated, Bob was a motivational author who taught "success science". And was mentored by the great Earl Nightingale.
*If you don't know who either of these people are, you've got a lot to do after this email.
Back to Bob.
Some years ago Bob had a meeting with his business partner Sandy Gallagher. Who, at the time, was going through a few personal difficulties, and had asked Bob for some actionable advice.
Without hesitation, Bob riddled off 3 pieces of gold that would go on to shape the daily routine that Sandy would follow indefinitely.
Within the month Sandy was able to accomplish, managing the overwhelming pressure of her responsibilities, create a successful launch for her course, and realize an uncomfortable adage.
"Every adversity has the key to something great" - Napoleon Hill
Today, every employee, at the Proctor-Gallagher Institute, starts their day with the same three tasks that Sandy received from Bob.
By now I’m sure you are dying to know what 3 pieces of advice Bob gave Sandy… well here it is…
- Write down 10 things you are grateful for
- Send love to 3 people who bother you
- Be still for 5 minutes and ask for guidance on the day
Simple enough right? But here's the thing most people don't understand about this process.
When you write what you are grateful for, you must really feel the gratitude you have for it. When you send love to the people bothering you, you need to really feel it!
Doing these actions for the desired outcome of an attitude switch won't get you anywhere. In order for it to work, your intentions and emotions must be tied to selflessness and gratefulness.
Going against the grain is difficult and that’s why most people end up with ‘difficult lives’. The world we live in is a place of opportunity, not adversity, and until you see it as such, you will have a difficult time navigating your path in life.
But between myself, Bob, Sandy and the thousands of employees at their company, we have come to an unanimous agreement that gratefulness is the greatest weapon we have against adversity.
Remember, your future self is wondering why you didn't start today.