Being grateful is like that new, promising workout plan. We all know we should do it and we all want to do it, but a lot of us still struggle to make it actually happen.
We’re constantly told that we should be upgrading, planning, dreaming, always setting our sights on something better. And, because being grateful is often confused with ‘settling’, we seem to think we have to make a choice between gratitude and knowing we deserve more than what we currently have.
Just to get things straight, being grateful and settling aren’t the same thing. Being grateful is about appreciating what you already have. You can be grateful and still dream for more, they’re not mutually exclusive. Settling, on the other hand, is about resigning to what you already have. When you settle you stop dreaming.
So this post is about being grateful, not settling or being ‘realistic’ or stopping dreaming. It’s about appreciating what you have and it doesn’t come at the cost of your deepest hopes and desires.
It’s about training your mind to work for you, instead of against you.