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Thanksgiving Should Be a Reminder

November 27th, 2008 · 3 Comments

I have plenty to be thankful for but I don’t believe today should be about giving thanks. That’s not good enough. Thanksgiving should be the annual reminder to be thankful every day.

Giving Thanks is Part of a Positive Attitude

Much is said about having a positive attitude. It is true; people with positive attitudes tend to be more successful than those that don’t. Being thankful is part of a positive attitude.

Many people are attracted to real estate as a way to build wealth. Many of them question if they have what it takes to succeed. They think “I don’t have enough money, I don’t have good credit, I’m not a good negotiator, I am not good with numbers. . . Etc.” These people are being negative. They are focusing on what they don’t have.

Being thankful is focusing on what you do have. That’s a positive attitude. If you are reading this you can be thankful you have the financial resources to afford a computer. You say “No, Ned, I am using a computer at a library.” So you can be thankful you have access to a free computer. Since you have access to a computer, you have access to virtually all of the accumulated knowledge of the world. That is certainly something to be thankful for.

Find New Resources and Strengths

You probably never thought about being thankful for something as simple as a computer. However can you see how having access to the entire accumulated knowledge of mankind will help you succeed? Can you see how being thankful will help you discover resources you didn’t realize you have?

The above is one small example. Imagine the abundance of riches in your life that can come from just apprecaiting what you already have.

A Good Habit

One very good habit I had, was to listen to a recording of my goals, things to be thankful for, my strengths and successes. This daily positive reminder is tremendously powerful over time. Today is a prompt to get back into that habit.

In the hustle bustle of everyday life it’s easy to forget the blessings we have. Please don’t use today as the one day to be thankful for them. Use today as a reminder to be thankful for them all year.

Happy Thanksgiving, and be thankful you’re not a turkey,


Tags: Success & Wealth Building

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 jp moses | REI Tips (4 comments.) // Nov 30, 2008 at 11:02 pm


    EXCELLENT post, my friend. I’m thankful today for your reminder (pun intended).

    Seriously I love the idea of using Thanksgiving as a way of reminding ourselves to be thankful EVERY day. I think that one may just make it into our family as a new tradition.

    You rock, bro!


  • 2 Ned // Dec 3, 2008 at 12:26 am

    Thanks JP


  • 3 Sire (53 comments.) // Dec 15, 2008 at 9:31 am

    We don’t celebrate Thanksgiving in Australia but that doesn’t mean we take things for granted. I reckon it doesn’t matter what part of the world you are from many people celebrate being thankful in one way or another.

    There are many things I am thankful for, one of which is listening to my father when it came to buying a house. He had always taught me that rent money was dead money and that it was a whole lot better to invest in a home and pay interest to the bank rather than throw money at the landlord. He also suggested that I pump as much money in as I was able, over and above the normal payments as this would save me thousands of dollars. Yep, I sure am thankful for that piece of advice.

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