Gratitude is the way

Content about Gratitude

Gratitude is the way to success in anything. Being grateful is always a choice you have and this page has content about being grateful.

Why Gratitude is the Way?

Gratitude is the way because the alternative is a miserable way to live your life. Think about it. The last time you were feeling down and unhappy, how much of it was a choice of how you responded to something that happened?

When you learn to look at events in your life as happening for you instead of to you, everything changes. And being grateful is how you begin choosing how you do this.

What If Being Grateful Is All We Need in Life?

Can the pursuit of happiness really be this simple? Just gratitude?

Do you think it can be? Have you ever tried it yourself? If you’re at all like me, the act of considering and thinking through these types of responses put you on a better path.

You might not be getting everything you want right now, but you’re probably getting what you need, right? Yep, The Rolling Stones wrote a hit song with a version of that line!

If you have kids, do you ever ask them to “make good choices?” My wife Jean and I do it all the time with our four kids. Even now that they’re all grown up. When you realize the impact your thoughts and decisions can have on your life - we were intentional about helping our kids understand that. 

What Might Happen if We Believe Gratitude is the Way?

If you believe that you become what you think about, and I do, why not give gratitude a try? What you might try is writing down there things you are grateful for that happened during your day before you go to bed.

As an example, I began doing this years ago and keep a little Moleskine book (Affiliate Link) next to the bed, take a few minutes to write down three things, and fall asleep with gratitude on my mind. Here’s a simple book I keep with the notebook called “Gratitude” that Oliver Sacks wrote (Affiliate Link).

It works for me, and perhaps you might try it, too?

In Conclusion

Discovering that gratitude is the way changed my life. I will continue to write on this site about it, because we can all use some gratitude in our business, too. Seeking humility is closely linked to gratitude and I write about that here.

Gratitude is one of my favorite topics to write about. As a result, the content on this section of will grow. So if you ever need a little boost, check back and see what’s new here.

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The Importance of Thinking

By Joel Gaslin | January 16, 2021 |

At an early age, my Mom and Dad taught me about the importance of thinking. I didn’t always do it, that’s for sure. And never-the-less, they were patient with me and I found my way. Understanding the Importance of Thinking Understanding the importance of thinking took me a while. I am grateful my parents set…

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Daily Habits Matter

By Joel Gaslin | December 6, 2020 |

Why is doing something as a daily habit important and often difficult? When is the last time you told yourself you were going to begin doing something every day, only to find yourself behind after day 2? That happens to me, too. Perhaps more often than I want to admit. A Slow Drift From Where…

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Musings of a year of Content Marketing, Podcasting and Growth – Goodbye 2017 and Hello 2018!

By Joel Gaslin | January 7, 2018 |

Creating a 2017 review of content marketing and 2018 aspirations story is difficult and risky. It’s difficult because a look back at what happened with content marketing over any period can be frustrating, exciting, and excruciating all at the same time. Risky because as Zig Ziglar once wrote, “If it’s a give-up goal, tell everyone.…

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Here's What Happened When I Got an Invite to Dinner With Marc Benioff – CEO of Salesforce

By Joel Gaslin | October 18, 2017 |

When is the last time you met someone you’ve read about and admired for a long time? This happened to me last night with Marc Benioff, the CEO of Salesforce. How did this occur? I love Salesforce, believe in the platform and tell anyone who will listen why. As a result, I was invited to…

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5 Resolutions for Year Fifty-Two of My Life

By Joel Gaslin | October 3, 2016 |

Yesterday was my 51st birthday. Below are five resolutions for year 52 of my life. I think of them as compass-like and guiding. I am a steadfast goal setter and this feels like a different exercise. Goals are specific, measurable and attainable and my five resolutions are more like guideposts. Don’t get me wrong, and…

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What a Difference Seven Years Makes

By Joel Gaslin | April 13, 2016 |

Seven years ago today was a hard day for me. I wrote about the 10 Things I Learned When I was Knocked From My White Horse 18 months ago in an article published by the Success Blog. This story was shared more than 25,000 times on Facebook and from this, I infer I’m not alone…

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The Loneliest Chair in the World

By Joel Gaslin | January 27, 2016 |

One year ago today I was called to testify in a non-compete violation arbitration hearing. I was sued by a former employer for alleged violations of a severance agreement containing a non-competition covenant I had signed in December of 2009. This was January 27, 2015 and I was required to sit in the “loneliest chair…

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She said, "I will."  Again.

By Joel Gaslin | October 25, 2015 |

Yesterday,  Jean LeClaire said, “I will,” when asked by Father Rolf Tollefson if she will love me and honor me all the days of her life.  On February 9, 1990 she said words similar to these but instead to The Honorable Patrick Burke during his lunch break at the Hennepin County courthouse. I remember that…

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The Yin and Yang of Turning Fifty Years Old

By Joel Gaslin | October 2, 2015 |

Fifty years ago today, at St. Gabriel’s Hospital in Little Falls, Minnesota, I was born to Bill and Mary Gaslin. Looking back on being fifty years old, there is much I have learned and much I have yet to understand. I believe life is a series of trade-offs, the truth always lies somewhere in the…

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Par 4.5 – A Good Goal

By Joel Gaslin | September 5, 2015 |

The seventh hole at Bearpath Golf and Country Club is a 380-yard par 4, is the number one handicap on the course and a goal of making par is aggressive for a [player of my ability. The hole features a dogleg and a towering grove of trees on the right side of the fairway. Also,…

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