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What Is The Difference Between Gratitude and Feeling Thankful?

Well, simply put: - Being thankful is a feeling.

- Being grateful is a choice.

You feel thankful when you show great appreciation for what someone has done for you. For the role, impact, and honesty they instill in your life.

That's that warm fuzzy feeling you get inside that makes you feel good. It's the oil that gets added to your lamp to keep your light shining.

Being grateful is a choice. It's a decision to show a great appreciation for everything in your life.

Just like making your bed, brushing your teeth, or picking what color shirt you want to wear, you had to make a decision to do that action or not.

Plain and simple.

Showing gratitude is the same stinking thing.

It's the cup of coffee to start your morning.

It's the GPS for how you are going to take on the day.

You will minimize distractions, avoid more setbacks, and level yourself up on your journey to your goals if you practice showing gratitude.

It is the 1st action of my G.R.E.A.T. principle towards your self-improvement. From moving from just "good" to being "Great".

My clients immediately get better when they start implementing gratitude as their 1st action of the day.

I get better.

You can get better too. Test me on this ☝

When you wake up tomorrow morning and hit "snooze" for the 11th time on your alarm clock, say 1 thing you are grateful for and why you are grateful for it.

You'll already win the day. ✔

You'll feel less rushed because you just tasted the joy of clarity. Of knowing where you are at and how you have arrived.

You'll be a professional problem solver and an ambassador of kindness.

If you check that box for the day, you'll be 1% greater.

If you are interested in hearing more about my G.R.E.A.T. principle and the other 4 actions that allow you to go from just "good" to being "Great", reply back "Great" in the comments as a way of raising your hand, and I'll make sure you get my next post.

Because when we run this race together, we go farther together. We grow together. We lead together. We succeed together.

You don't have to do it all alone.

You just have to reach out. Let me help you out. 💪

P.S. Whenever you're ready, here are 3 ways I can help you set up healthier habits and break bad behaviors so you can lose weight around the waist and gain inches on the arms:

1. Work with me 1-on-1.

If you have some issues and you want my direct input and guidance, just reply to this "Hey Coach" and tell me what you're struggling with or by scheduling a Strategy Session with me below. It's that simple.

2. Join my FREE Facebook group.

We all need support. So why not jump into a motivated community of like-minded fathers to build CONSISTENCY with the habits that you want to instill to reach your goals, led by Yours Truly? This isn't for everyone- To qualify you must: 1. Be a Dad

2. Share with me what your goals are 3. Agree to be disciplined for the next 14 days

4. Tell me your best "Dad Joke" If I feel like it's a good fit for you, you'll be accepted to the Facebook Group "The Disciplined Dad Experiment" where you can participate in my 14-day challenge to get a head start in chasing your goals. You won't run the race alone- we will run it together and support each other along the way.

I'll be there every day to give you everything you need to succeed - Meal plans, Tips, Motivation, Accountability, and Support. Iron sharpens Iron so as one man sharpens another (Proverbs 27:17). Let's stop trying to figure out and fix everything on our own- Let's win together.

If you are interested in being a part of The Disciplined Dad Experiment, reply to this with the word "Discipline" and I'll fill you in on the details and schedule your call.

3. Local to Baltimore? Then reach out! It's pretty simple: shoot me an email at saying what city you are located and I'll reach back out and tell you the next steps.

Many people wish they started sooner. Almost nobody wished they started later. Book your appointment now so you can start becoming the change you want to be. For my fellow Fathers who dare to get better, Coach Ryan Collins


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