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    Growth Through Gratitude

    June 23, 2016
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    Being grateful is a posture that brings JOY into our hearts. Yet whenever we feel we deserve or are entitled to something, it is impossible to be grateful for it. 

    Have you ever been in a place where your business has been plateaued and you become unsatisfied and lose joy when you look at the monthly and quarterly numbers?
    This can happen even if the business is extremely profitable.

    Once we get to this place of profitability and influence we begin to think that this is what we deserve.  After all, we've put in all the hard work and this business volume is what we are entitled to.
    The business could be doing great things, providing fantastic service to the clients, providing employment to a great team, and spitting out tons of profit every month.

    BUT... if we now feel like we deserve it we can no longer be grateful for it. If we cannot be grateful for it we lose the joy it provides.

    If you feel like you deserve to be living in the neighbourhood and home you are living in or driving the car you are driving, then you cannot be grateful for it.

    You become numb to your circumstances.




    Fight this feeling of entitlement with everything that is in you, because it will suck the joy right out of you.





    Be grateful for all the blessings that God has bestowed upon you. You don't deserve any of it. 

    Just think how many people on the planet would love to have any kind of roof over their heads and a little consistent food to eat.  And yet here we are having a pity party because our extremely profitable business hasn't grown in a quarter and the vehicle we drive won't drive itself.

    Change the lens you are looking through!  Become and remain grateful for every good thing the Lord has provided.  JOY will fill your heart. 
    Not surprisingly gratitude and joy are two ingredients that are required for further growth.

    Entitlement robs us of the very ingredients we need to grow.

    We need to break the cycle.

    Constantly embrace what you have with gratitude and this will fill your hearts with joy and lead to abundance in all areas.

    Be grateful.

    Coach Yurij



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    On Monday, July 11, 2016, John said:

    Thanks Coach Yurij! This hit me right between the eyes. I have been given so much, and I need to be grateful for all of it.

     

    On Friday, July 8, 2016, Eric Delorme said:

    Excellent! thanks Yurij!

     

    On Saturday, July 2, 2016, Freddie So said:

    Thank you Yurij for the focus on gratitude. Something that's easily forgotten in this 'me first' world.

    Blessings

    Freddie

     

    On Tuesday, June 28, 2016, Paul Given said:

    We are HERE!! Thank you for the post! Paul and Angela

     

    On Monday, June 27, 2016, Steve Lippitt said:

    Thanks for the post Yurij, it's exactly what I needed to read today.

     

    On Monday, June 27, 2016, Erin McLaughlin said:

    God-sized dreams don't usually happen overnight or in the blink of an eye. These days I'm feeling SO grateful that I no longer feel the pressure to force those dreams to happen, because I can't! Working on relationships and being grateful for the ridiculously abundant blessings I see ALL around me is way better than fighting my way to make the next thing happen. Grateful for God's due dates.

     

    On Friday, June 24, 2016, Tulip said:

    Amen!

     

    On Friday, June 24, 2016, Todd Williamson said:

    I have been reading the blogs but never commented. Today I am compelled to simply extend my gratitude to Warrior for being unconditionally accepting of me and it truly is an honour to be a part of this family. Thank you Yurij and Ed for your commitment and passion.

     

    On Friday, June 24, 2016, Joshua Nikkanen said:

    Good word Yuri. It is amazing how the disease of affluenza rears it's ugly head. We have so much to be thankful for. God is so good!

     

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Denise Tomlin said:

    Incredible word Yurij! I have certainly been there very recently in regards to practice but it affects all areas in life. Thats why my main goal in practice this year is to enjoy it--- its all about the thanksgiving- being grateful for every single person that He is allowing me to put my hands on and to enjoy the chaos and enjoy the growth and enjoy the ability to actually even be there to be a part( an influential part at that) in the journey of bringing people to their health and well being. WOW!! Thanksgiving is everything and affects all things.

     

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Mark said:

    Love it! So need to hear that message now and again but this was definitely right on time for me. Thanks Coach!

     

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Ian Quist said:

    Great post once again. I find myself robbed of joy because of this lack of gratitude. I heard a quote (I wish I could give credit, but I don't know who said)..."The pursuit of happiness, is the root of unhappiness."

     

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Yves said:

    this is so true and I know from personal experience. I have been guilty of that many times. it is so easy to take what we have for granted. and it can happens with stuff and sadly, also with relationships. i make it a point to write in my journal every day something specific that I am grateful for. it does not even have to be a big thing. I am grateful for warrior wisdom and my warrior brothers and sisters. Love Yves

     

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, David Covey said:

    Love the post! I am way happier when I remember all the good things God has done, rather than complaining about the very few (in comparison) things that go wrong! God loves gratitude and hates complaining and unthankfulness.

     

    On Thursday, June 23, 2016, Rick said:

    Count it all JOY “Consider it wholly joyful, my brethren, whenever you are enveloped in or encounter trials of any sort or fall into various temptations.” ‭‭James‬ ‭1:2‬ ‭AMP‬‬

    Two questions I've started asking myself in the last week every time I had a feeling of ingratitude, anger, panic, etc r: 1. What does God want to give me right now in this moment, because there is something. 2. Be Joyful because God is in the process of giving me an upgrade.

    For 15 years I've confused that feeling of being unsatisfied with many different things, when really what I have been feeling is God trying to give me something I don't have; something that he has already made available to me. A little criptic I must admit... So let me try to explain it a bit better. My MO has been to fill my life with things that make the "feeling" go away; money, volume, cars, houses, trips... Not much different then most... Leaving me with a temporarily satisfied, but there was never enough. And this whole time I've been shorting the process God has been using to give me His best stuff. Joy, peace, love... Thank goodness God never gives up me. And paise God my eyes are starting to open up. Asking those 2 questions every time that feeling of ingratitude or dissatisfaction comes has been a game changer, not perfect, but it's changing the way I think; and is allowing me to receive more of what He has to offer. More joy.

    The other change that I've been trying to make is ending my day in a way that I want to start the next. What I mean is in GRATTITUDE. I open my journal and I write three things I'm grateful for just before I go to bed, I call it Praise Power. Sometimes I just sit there and nothing is coming, but then it starts. There is always a different attitude in the morning. More joy

    So reading your blog today confirmed for me that I am moving in the right direction, and to keep going. God is always trying to give me something.... Thank you for doing all u do.

     

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