7. Drive Your Success With Gratitude
Adapted From: The Science of Getting Rich
Follow The Rules - Success Will Come
Rules covered so far:
The next rule is to do so in a harmonious way - with gratitude
The more gratefully we fix our minds on the supreme when good things come to us, the more good things we will receive, and the more rapidly they will come. Gratitude brings your whole mind into closer harmony with the creative energies of the universe and prevent you from falling into competitive thought, into the error of thinking of the supply as limited.
There is a law of gratitude, and it is absolutely necessary that you should observe the law if you are to get the results you seek. The law of gratitude is the natural principle that action and reaction are always equal and in opposite directions.
If your gratitude is strong and constant, the reaction in formless substance will be strong and continuous; the movement of the things you want will be always toward you. Without gratitude you cannot long keep from dissatisfied thought regarding things as they are.
The moment you permit your mind to dwell with dissatisfaction upon things as they are, you begin to lose ground. To permit your mind to dwell upon the inferior is to become inferior and to surround yourself with inferior things. On the other hand, to fix your attention on the best is to surround yourself with the best, and to become the best.
The grateful mind is constantly fixed upon the best. Therefore it tends to become the best.
Faith is born of Gratitude
Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you and to give thanks continuously. Do not waste time thinking or talking about the shortcomings or wrong actions of those in power. Remember that they are all helping to arrange the lines of transmission along which your riches will come to you, and be grateful. This will bring you into harmonious relations with the good in everything, and the good in everything will move toward you.
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