This is the December 25 edition of the show. Merry Christmas to all our listeners of the Christian faith.
On today’s show I’m doing some gratitude work. I was taught this by my good friend and mentor Kyle Wilson. Kyle is a past guest on this show and he’s best known for being founder and CEO of John Rohn International where he was Jim Rohn’s business partner for 17 years.
There is no doubt that many of us lead stressful lives. My definition of stress is very simple. Whenever there is a gap between expectation and reality, that can be a source of stress. There is no guarantee of stress, only the possibility of stress. If there is no gap between expectation and reality, there can be no stress. Stress lives in the gap.
Stress can evoke other emotions like anxiety or fear.
But as 2021 draws to a close, I choose to focus on gratitude. It turns out that you can’t be grateful and anxious at the same time. It’s not physiologically possible.
Kyle taught me the exercise of writing down 20 GREAT things from 2021. Writing 20 great things is different that simply saying what you’re grateful for. It’s more specific, more tangible.
Otherwise you can simply fall into the trap of generic things like “I’m grateful for my health. I’m grateful for my family.”
Take the time to write for yourself 20 great things that happened this year. It’s a more specific form of gratitude.
Host: Victor Menasce