As we approach Thanksgiving, it’s important for us men to rekindle that little fire of thankfulness.
Have you ever met a braggart – a pompous ass who loves to bray and flip his ears around, reminding you of how amazing he is?
Of course you have. You may have even been him.
If you aren’t him, though, you are in danger of becoming him. The solution to that problem is to stay humble – and gratitude forces you to do that.
A thankful man doesn’t look to himself as the source for all the good things in his life, but rather identifies the people and forces around him that have contributed to his success.
I think confidence is a sliding scale – and while we all want to be confident people – we may fall short of confidence, and we might overshoot confidence and end up displaying cockiness.
The more time we spend showing our thankfulness, the more we keep that scale in balance.
Actually choosing to be grateful helps to realign your thinking toward the positive. It gets your focus off the distractions of the circumstance themselves, so that you can focus on your end result.