059: Being Thankful – Friday Fundamentals

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With Thanksgiving yesterday, many of us are coming out of our food coma and reflecting on spending a great day with friends and family. I want to thank those who weren’t able to spend time with their families because they are protecting yours, mine, and theirs.

Many of us have so much to be thankful for – health, family, friends, security, great memories, and a bright future. It was yesterday, as I was sitting around with my family eating great food, laughing, and digging up embarrassing baby pictures, that I realized, this is why I do what I do.

Some people are only able to spend time with their family once or twice a year during the holidays. That may be enough or even too much for some, because let’s face it, we all have a few crazies in our family! They may be thankful they only have to endure this a couple times per year.

For others though, this time is neither frequent nor long enough. They’re left wishing the holidays weren’t ending and looking forward to the next time they see everyone.

Either way, we could all be more thankful for the things we appreciate in this life. Many people are more than thankful for the time they get to spend with family, volunteer, or just take some much deserved down time from the hustle and bustle of life. However, most people only take time to reflect on what they’re thankful for once a year.

It’s important to constantly remind yourself what you are thankful for. Be thankful for all of the positive things in your life – in the past, present and future.

Work this little exercise into your morning routine. Just take a couple minutes to reflect on the things you’re thankful for – from physical things, like your coffee maker on a cold morning, to more abstract things like

What if you COULD spend time with your family and friends whenever you wanted? Wouldn’t that be ideal?

We’ve all head the age-old saying “If there’s a will, there’s a way”.

If being in control of your future is important, then I encourage you to design your own life. Identify what’s important to you, make a plan of how to achieve that, and then set the plan in action.

For many, real estate investing is a great vehicle for building a lifestyle that will allow you to do what you want, when you want, where you want. This is complete freedom – financially, physically, and mentally.

Some, unfortunately, don’t ever give thought to building their own lifestyle. They simply settle for what is “normal”. Many people get wrapped up looking ahead, and don’t stop and reflect on the things they’re thankful for in life. Without this reflection, you can lose track of what matters to your and get caught up chasing things that don’t really matter.

Be thankful. Be humble. Never stop building a life around things that make you happy.

 

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