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Dec 07, 2018 18:12:35

Gratitude Back Atchew

by @brianball PATRON | 223 words | 24🔥 | 331💌

Brian Ball

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It's easy to tell somebody to take the focus off themselves and their worries. Just have them focus on something they are grateful for.

I'm grateful for having a respectful son and loving wife. I'm grateful to have support parents and food to eat. Etc. Etc.

However, let's ask a question that forces us to act differently. Possibly.

Who's grateful for me?

Now, I can't answer so quickly. I do serve people, but is anybody sending me signs of appreciation or am I living in my own little bubble of self-servingness.

If I want to figure out who's grateful for me, I'll have to do something worthy of being grateful for first.

Developing a service-oriented mind is what I'm talking about. Pick something that triggers you to help other people without direct compensation. Let the practice, both in terms of your improvement and a repetitive task, be something you value.

A habit has three parts. A trigger - something that reminds us to take action. The action - the thing we want the habit of. Writing 200 words each day and posting them on this site is a clear example. And thirdly, a reward. A positive feeling, an incentive to which we strive.

My new habit, beginning today, is a Habit of Service. Stay tuned and I'll share what I learn along the way.

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    @brianball

    Duuuude. This is a great insight. I've just found your profile today, and have been reading since your first post. So apologize if you've already re-touched on this on a future post.

    But this Habit of Service should be something you write as a longer denser post like in a blog.

    I really enjoy your voice and the things you write about. I discovered your account for the first time today after reading the Donut Shop post.

    Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Jan 03, 2019 22:53:01
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      Thank you @abrahamKim - Your comment had me revisiting my own writing. It's good to revisit it almost a month later. Glad your here.

      Brian Ball avatar Brian Ball | Jan 04, 2019 01:08:14
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      @brianball Glad that you are here as well.

      I haven't fully caught up yet on your posts here yet so I apologize if I'm asking for something you've already touched on in one of your posts...

      but, can you write more about things you've shipped? Things you've failed to ship? And the trials and tribulations related to both?

      Sir Abe avatar Sir Abe | Jan 04, 2019 01:30:01
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    @brianball pay-it-forward, karma, habit of service

    Basile Samel avatar Basile Samel | Dec 07, 2018 19:41:55
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    @brianball A habit of service--love it! I think this is a great outlook have. You choose to be of service to others without expecting anything in return.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Dec 07, 2018 18:18:11
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