Why gratitude and success go hand in hand. - Daily Love with Mastin Kipp

Why gratitude and success go hand in hand.

Tomorrow is a big day in the US – we are celebrating Thanksgiving.

I’m celebrating Thanksgiving tomorrow in Bali with our Writer’s Mastermind, and I’m missing Jenna more than I ever have.

As we enter the day before Thanksgiving in the US, I have a question for you…

What are you grateful for?

And I’m not just talking about the good stuff. It’s easy to be grateful when life is good – I want to know what triggers, unforeseen circumstances and upsets can you be grateful for.

You can choose to see what happens to you as a curse or as a blessing. You can choose to blame others, or you can choose to see your part in it.

What’s so beautiful about this time of year is that we are focused on the energy of gratitude.

Can you be grateful for the bad stuff, the good stuff and the small stuff?

Little moments that can easily pass you by can be some of the richest experiences of your life, but not if you miss them.

Gratitude is the bedrock of an abundant life.

Money without gratitude is a trap.
Romance without gratitude is a fling.
Success without gratitude is the ultimate failure.
Health without gratitude is wasted.

You see, when you make the decision to be grateful, you stop blocking yourself, you cut the cords that bind you, and you start the process of forgiveness, momentum, self-acceptance and healthy standards.

You stop blaming others. You realize that every upset, trigger and hard time comes with the Grace of a spiritual lesson, that when learned, brings you closer to God and closer to your purpose.

So, here is my Thanksgiving challenge for you, whether you are in the US or not. You game?

Leave a comment below and let me know what you’re grateful for.

Got a big problem? How could gratitude turn it around?
Had a small win? How can gratitude amplify it?
Had a setback? How could gratitude help you see the bigger spiritual lesson?
Are you with someone you love? How can gratitude help you express and show that love even more?
Are you with someone that triggers you? How can gratitude turn this into an opportunity to tell the truth with kindness?

Leave an answer below and let me know.

I hope that you have a happy Thanksgiving, that your heart is full of gratitude and that you know that in each moment, you are guided, blessed and full of Grace.

Make it a great day. Enjoy tomorrow & have some pumpkin pie (my favorite) for me!

Lots of love from Bali,

Mastin

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Hi and welcome to Claim Your Power TV with your host Mastin Kipp, where each week I guide you to live your purpose with passion! This week we’re going to talk about why success and gratitude go hand in hand.

It’s a big day tomorrow here in the States. It’s Thanksgiving. We are gathered with our families, we’ve come from all over the country, today’s a big travel day, and tomorrow we’re going to be stuffing our faces with God knows what kind of incredible, fattening foods! But the real spirit of this holiday is about family. And it’s about gratitude. Gratitude is one of those things that you see talked about on Facebook quote cards and in book titles and at seminars and on TV items like this, and it’s something that can lose it’s meaning because you hear about it so much. I want to talk about why gratitude is so important.

I believe that gratitude is the bedrock of an abundant life.

I believe that gratitude is the bedrock of an abundant life. And so let’s really help understand and define what success is. I don’t believe success is necessarily just financial gain. I don’t think you’re successful if you’re rich. I’ve met lots of rich people who are not successful. I think success ultimately is about living a fulfilled life, a life where you feel connected to yourself and something larger. That is impossible without gratitude because the truth is, setbacks are going to come, bumps in the road are going to come, there are going to be disagreements – it’s Thanksgiving, which means you’re with your family and by the way, you want to think about how spiritual you are, just wait until you spend some time with you family and see if you get angry and pissed off, right? So there might be some family dynamics that are coming up as well.

But if we can start to trade negative expectation or entitlement for gratitude for everything, we claim our power back.

We claim our power back because if you can be grateful for everything in your life, you start to realize that there’s something else going on here besides the same old drama, the same old family dynamics, the same old story of lack. There’s a lesson happening. There’s a spiritual lesson.

You are an infinite soul that has this temporary, corporal body and you chose this life. You chose these parents. You chose these dynamics. And there’s an opportunity to grow. Can you be grateful for the triggers? Can you be grateful for the blocks? Can you be grateful for the lack?  Because in the contrast of not getting what you want is created a burning desire to get what you want. In some strange way, the universe works in contrast. When we learn through contrast, when we don’t get what we want we are never more clear on what we actually do want.

So when there’s the frustration, when there’s the fear, when there’s the anxiety, can we find gratitude for the opportunity to have that burning desire and to learn, and then to realize… One of my favorite quotes of all time, Byron Katie said this about relationships, but it applies to family and for everyone. “Everything you’ve ever said, any advice, any complaints you’ve ever said to anyone else was for you, yourself, to hear.” So can you be grateful for the opportunity to take your own advice? Can you be grateful for the opportunity this holiday weekend to connect back to love? Because when you tap into gratitude, you are immediately on the pathway and vibration of abundance.

And what’s interesting is when you feel grateful – not in this phony way like, “Okay, thanks for the food. Blah, blah, blah. Thanks for the lesson. Thanks for the spiritual lesson.” Not this sort of bratty, entitled gratitude. But from the heart, humble gratitude. When you can truly be grateful for everything in your life, you have arrived and you can truly begin to live your purpose and you start to become soul-realized, where you are living from your soul rather than your ego. There’s nothing wrong with your ego, but you want your soul and your heart to drive the boat.

So, what can you be grateful for?

What lessons can you be grateful for? What opportunities are you not getting that’s producing this burning desire in you to pursue them? How can you be grateful for that? How can you be grateful for all the advice that you’re giving your family that YOU get to embody? How can you be grateful for this incredible abundance that is provided in the West here for this time? And if you’re not in America and you’re not celebrating Thanksgiving, what can you be grateful for either way? Because this is true whether you’re an American or not.

You might be watching this video over on YouTube or over on Facebook. My request is that you come on over to TheDailyLove.com and leave a comment and let me know truly, from your heart, from your soul what are you grateful for? What burning desire is being created inside of you right now through that contrast? And how can you take your own advice when it comes to your family? This may be a hard pill to swallow. It might be easy to step into blaming other people, but it’s about taking personal accountability and personal responsibility for your life. That’s how you take your power back.

Also, please feel free to subscribe to our channel here on YouTube. And make sure you head on over to TheDailyLove.com and enter your name and email address so I can send you email updates that we only send through email. And most importantly, and as always here at Claim Your Power TV, remember to get out there, take action and make it real. Happy Thanksgiving! We’ll see you next week!

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