Count Your Blessings!

My REI journey has been a long hard road. I've had my ups and downs like everyone else. Along my journey I've acquired specialized knowledge that has given me the privilege to help others along the way. Every day I work through my fears and challenges brings me one step closer to achieving my goal of becoming financially free. Although I keep my vision of that future in my head and reminders of all over my walls, I still have to remind myself to count my blessings each day. Instead of focusing on what I don't have, like courage, money, credit, not enough business knowledge, the economy is bad, the market is down, etc. I call this (don't have) my liability list, so for each liability I started another list. My (do have) asset list; I do have a brain, I do know how to research, I do know how to study, I do know how to build rapport, I do live in America the land of opportunity, everyone needs a house to live in, I do have the knowledge to do this, etc. I'm happy to say that the do list is now bigger than the don't list.
By focusing on what I do have I realized I really have a lot to be thankful for and that I need to start counting my blessings every day... Like having a nice home for my family, a safe place to live, a comfortable bed to sleep in, my children's health and happiness, my bills are paid, my lights are on, a reliable vehicle to drive, there's food on the table, my health, my job, my DG family, etc. So every morning now I start my day with a smile on my face and say at least 10 things I'm grateful for. I started at 10 but the list keeps getting bigger and bigger... Funny, how that worked out. So if you're focusing on what you DON'T have instead of what you DO have you'll keep attracting that. Stop and turn your focus on what you do have, start counting your blessings and see what kind of change it has on your life!

Just so you know,

Rina's picture

Elena, you seem VERY courageous to me! I'm so impressed with all your attributes, and really look up to you. I'm glad your "do" list is much longer than your "don't" list. I'll bet if you had others write it for you, you'd be surprised at how many more "do's" you have yet!
I count you as one of my blessings. Smiling
It's great to have a good teacher as a friend.


Thanks Ri!

Elena M's picture

Thanks Ri! I'm glad my do list is longer too... LOL! Oh my goodness, you look up to me? You are a bookkeeper, a respit care provider, an investor, a landlord, wife AND mother, are you kidding me? I look at you in utter amazement! You're MY life coach, I wanna be just like you when I grow up... ;D
You are my sister, friend, teacher, inspiration, and I am the one who is truly blessed for knowing you!!