Several months ago I took a productivity course. It was a well intentioned effort to improve productivity by learning the processes and best practices of the world’s most productive people.
As a writer and observer, I learnt much more. I learnt about the “maker” and “manager” schedule. I learnt about the importance of scheduling time for creativity and writing. I learnt about establishing a discipline in doing certain things that would eventually turn into routine or habit.
My promise at the end of the course was one related to gratitude. I wanted to establish the practice of being grateful and therefore I proposed to chose one person in my LinkedIn network to thank every Friday.
Despite my greatest of efforts I didn’t manage to meet my goal (yet!). But it did have surprising consequences and helped me be more aware of gratitude in general.
In a world of “me” it is nice to be grateful and to express gratitude – whether or not it is part of a habit forming exercise or not.
Thank you to you – my blog followers – for years of reading, of support and of encouraging me to explore the next market or horizon.
I am truly grateful.