How to Use the Law of Gratitude to Attract Wealth

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Do you tend to focus on the things you have or the things you lack? How can practicing gratitude help you shift your focus from lack towards positivity and abundance?

When you are grateful for your good fortunes, you emit good vibes, which attract more goodness into your life. However, it can be hard to appreciate what you already have when you focus on the things you lack.

Here’s how to be grateful, no matter how little you have.

The Power of Gratitude

When bad things happen, it can be difficult to think of the positive things in life, but King argues that always being grateful for where you are and what you have is a sure-fire way to emit good vibes.

In his book Good Vibes, Good Life, mind coach Vex King explains how to be grateful if you have trouble finding things to be grateful for. King recommends thinking about the things you use on a daily basis (like your car, kitchen appliances, or phone) and imagining what life would be like without them. What would happen if you didn’t have that thing? For example, if you didn’t have an oven or stove, you would spend hours gathering wood, building a fire, and waiting for your food to slowly cook. Consider these things and be grateful for what you have.

Gratefulness Should Extend to People and the Future

In You Are a Badass, Jen Sincero elaborates on the impact that gratitude can have on your life. She explains that not only should we be grateful for where we are and what we have, but we should be grateful for who we have and what we don’t yet have as well

When you show gratitude to the people you appreciate in your life, you feel great for giving thanks, they feel great for being appreciated, and then you feel great again for making them feel great—it’s an endless cycle of good feelings. Sincero says that this will also heighten feelings of self-love, which King says is the foundation of maintaining good vibes.

Further, Sincero explains that when you have gratitude for the things you don’t yet have, you’re creating good faith—trust that the universe has good things in store for you. She elaborates that when you show this gratitude to the universe, it will reward you with more positivity. For example, if you are thankful for the job you have, you’re more likely to get an even better job.

How to Be Grateful No Matter What

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Darya Sinusoid

Darya’s love for reading started with fantasy novels (The LOTR trilogy is still her all-time-favorite). Growing up, however, she found herself transitioning to non-fiction, psychological, and self-help books. She has a degree in Psychology and a deep passion for the subject. She likes reading research-informed books that distill the workings of the human brain/mind/consciousness and thinking of ways to apply the insights to her own life. Some of her favorites include Thinking, Fast and Slow, How We Decide, and The Wisdom of the Enneagram.

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