How using gratitude to force your brain to focus on things you can be grateful for and appreciate, will help you to persevere and overcome tremendous challenges and setbacks when success feels like it’s impossible for you.
“You should think of your brain as being like a computer. Your thoughts and belief system are like a computers software operating system. If your operating system is corrupt with negative thoughts, limiting beliefs and irrational fears, your brain has no choice but to look for more negative evidence to support this. Your brain will focus upon and expand all thoughts and input, good or bad, and despite whether or not that input is accurate or not. The quickest way to change your brains operating system is to ask positive high quality questions that can only elicit great high quality positive answers. A simple, “What can I be grateful for in my life right now?” is a great starting point to change your attitude, perspective and the way you are feeling. You should never suppress your negative emotions and ignore them, but instead authentically experience them so they dissolve. Why? Because what you resist will persist. However, there are going to be times in your life where it’s not convenient or possible to be fully present with your negative emotions to feel or experience them. By focusing on what you can be grateful for you will change the focus of your brain so you can instantly feel better and get yourself into a more resourceful state.” ~ Coach Corey Wayne