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Is thankfulness a survival skill by Jim Rohn

Is thankfulness a survival skill?  Perhaps most of you would respond with, “No, Jim, thankfulness is not key to survival,” and I would tend to agree with you.  Most of us have probably already solved the necessary problems of survival, gone beyond that and are now working to achieve our desires.  But let me give you this key phrase, “Learn to be thankful for what you already have, while you pursue all that you want.”  I believe one of the greatest and perhaps one of the simplest lessons in life we can learn is to be thankful for what we have already received and accomplished.

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Both the years and the experiences have brought me here to where I stand today, but it is the thankfulness that opened the windows of opportunities, of blessings, of unique experiences to flow my way.  My gratitude starts with my parents who raised me, gave me an incredible foundation that has lasted me all of these years and continues with the mentors that I’ve met along the way who absolutely changed and revolutionized my life, my income, my bank account, my future.  I am also very thankful for the people, the associations, for the ideas, for the chance to work and labor, and to produce results, all of that has brought me to this place, to this weekend.  I’m grateful for it all.

What a unique opportunity each one of you here has, so many of us; representing different countries, nations and cultures, to appreciate the uniqueness of our own experiences that has brought us all here, together, for these three days to learn new skills and sharpen old ones.  For the countries we represent; we have freedom and liberty.  These are extraordinary times, about eleven years ago the walls came tumbling down, in Germany, and it started a wave of democracy and freedom like the world has never seen before. We as a country and as a world have so much to be thankful for.  Always start with thanksgiving; be thankful for what you already have and see the miracles that come from this one simple act.

Now thankfulness is just the beginning; next, you’ve got to challenge yourself to produce.  Produce more ideas than you need for yourself so you can share and give your ideas away.  That is called fruitfulness and abundance.  Here’s what I think fruitfulness and abundance mean – to go to work on producing more than you need for yourself so you can begin blessing others, blessing your nation and blessing your enterprise. Once abundance starts to come, once someone becomes incredibly productive, it’s amazing what the numbers turn out to be. But to begin this incredible process of blessing, it often starts with the act of thanksgiving and gratitude, being thankful for what you already have and for what you’ve already done.  Begin the act of thanksgiving today and watch the miracles flow your way.

To Your Success,
Jim Rohn

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  1. Thanks for posting this article. Anything written by Jim Rohn is worth reading. He was a man with a wealth of wisdom. I met him in 1998 at a Convention in Dallas. It is sad that he is gone now, but I know he is having an exhilarating time in Heaven with all the greats who have gone on before him.
    I believe gratitude is key to everything.

    Why should God bless you further if you aren’t grateful for all He has already done?

    Just being born in NA is reason to be grateful. Look at the vast opportunities we have compared to many other countries. Clean water to drink is a BIG thing to be grateful for, just for a start.

    I remember one of my Mentor’s telling me years ago to keep a Gratitude Journal….and before going to bed at night, write in it at least 10 things I was grateful for in my day. Even on a “bad” day, I could find 10 things to put to paper…….most days, many more than that.
    Thanks for this article………I haven’t been keeping that Journal for a while now, but I am going to begin again……….
    Blessings, Always, Dazzling Dolly Lutz

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