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8 Reasons to Be Truly Grateful

Eight eternal reasons why you should begin and end each day feeling good.

One of the best ways to become successful, in my opinion, is to begin and end each day with gratitude.

With that in mind, here are eight reasons that life is worth living and worth living well:

  1. Being Alive. Any day above ground is a good day.
  2. Challenge. Nothing is fun without an obstacle to overcome.
  3. Family. Even the most difficult ones have some saving graces.
  4. Friends. Being a friend is the only better thing than having one.
  5. Free Will. It may be an illusion, but it's great to have a choice.
  6. Nature. A walk on the beach or in the woods renews your spirit.
  7. Work. If you were financially independent, you'd still keep busy, right?
  8. Love. As the Beatles famously sang, it's all you really need.

What would YOU add to this list?  Leave a comment or send an email!

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Last updated: Nov 22, 2013


Geoffrey James, a contributing editor for, is an author, speaker, and award-winning blogger. Originally a system architect, brand manager, and industry analyst inside two Fortune 100 companies, he's interviewed more than a thousand successful executives, managers, entrepreneurs, and gurus to discover how business really works. His most recent book is Business Without the Bullsh*t: 49 Secrets and Shortcuts You Need to Know. If you enjoyed this post, sign up for the free weekly Sales Source newsletter.

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