Positive Side of Change—A Simple Technique for Changing your Thoughts

Getting on the Positive Side of Change is an ongoing day to day challenge. If you have the right tools, you have a head start. In the last blog in this series, you were introduced to the power of gratitude.  It took me a while to get this concept. At first it seemed like I was sugar coating what was bothering me. And in spiritual circles you are taught to be grateful.

When we have a problem our tendency is to focus on it. At times that problem consumes us and we project into the future. If this problem continues  then what. Before we know it, we are in a bad mood and all we see are more problems.

By focusing on what you are grateful for, you shift the focus from what isn’t working in your life to what is. For example, instead of thinking about what you didn’t accomplish, think about what you did accomplish. Be grateful for that.

What I”m suggesting is that after meditation, focus on what you are grateful for.  Come up with at least ten different topics. You might want to begin with your health and the love in your life. When you think about it, there is love all around you. Be willing to receive it even though it might not be from a particular person. When you do this, it’s so liberating.

In that situation I express gratitude for the love that is in my life. If I would like more friends, I express gratitude for my ability to connect with others. If I would like more business, I express gratitude for my ability to attract clients to me. This little technique that is so powerful only takes about 30 seconds.

Remember what you focus on expands.  You attract to you what you think. I think you get the idea.

In the next few blogs, we’ll continue to focus on gratitude…this practice has changed my life.



Mark Susnow, is an executive & life coach and thought leader who inspires others to believe in themselves. He is passionate about life being an exciting journey of discovery. His enthusiastic and inspiring keynotes on change, leadership and connection thoroughly convey this message to his audiences. A former trial attorney for 30 years, he integrates what it takes to be successful in the world with the inner wisdom unfolded to him through years of yoga and meditation. He is the author of Dancing on the River…Navigating Life’s Changes and Discover the Leader Within.

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