I have listed this strategy as number 143 because it is often so far down the list that we don't often use it. The power of this weapon is tremendous but often our last resort.
Count your blessings.
This may seem totally bizarre and strange to those who have not used it before. It is much more than a mental feel good strategy.
What is good in your life? List and count them.
- Your health?
- Your spouse?
- Running water and a toilet that flushes?
- Your favorite easy chair or comfortable bed?
- The blue jay in the tree?
- The public library?
- Can you list 50 things that you consider good and a blessing in your life?
How does this weapon work? When you begin to try it you will immediately feel an ease in the battle. You will recognize the tools and blessings you have to work with in your own personal life and they can be translated into choices and options. We become aware of all that is available and at our disposal. This will help in setting priorities in such a manner that we can reach optimum potential. The glass will no longer be half empty but half full.
The battle of our finances does not begin in our budget. It begins in our minds. How do I know? I've been there. Which road will you choose? Hope or despair? Perseverance or giving up? Victory or defeat?
Count Your Blessings and tell them to others. Soon your head will be held higher, the sunshine will be brighter, the options more visible, and the road to victory more attainable. If you haven't used this weapon before try it today and let me know how it works for you.