I am finalizing a new project, exciting but also challenging as I was getting feedback from some people this week. I feel so grateful for the feedback I already got. When something you put a lot of effort into seems to please and touch people that is very important for me.
I feel happy to see that I am able to inspire.
And feeling grateful made me think about the feeling. It is true that the feeling boosted my optimism.
Oprah Winfrey has this nice quote about gratitude:
“Be thankful for what you have; you’ll end up having more. If you concentrate on what you don’t have, you will never, ever have enough.”
It doesn’t yet mean that this new project will be successful. But I felt happy so far working on it. I really enjoyed it. It was hard work so far but I really feel it was worth the effort.
I believe that success comes as a by-product of being happy and doing what you enjoy. It almost never happens the other way around. It’s one of the great paradoxes of life I think. Why would you expect a great return on your desires without a significant investment?
True motivation shouldn’t come from your goals alone. I see many people spending a lot of time optimizing their strategy, and maybe not enough on questioning whether they’re chasing worthwhile aims in the first place.
Even though I have a lot of work to finish this weekend to be ready for many events next week, I will also take a moment to enjoy the joy and gratitude.