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From Omar's Desk: The Gap and The Gain

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This quote hit me hard:

"If you focus on what you lack, you lose what you have. If you focus on what you have, you gain what you lack.”― Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy.

5 Ways to Focus on Your Gains, Boost Happiness, and Achieve Success (Backed by Science):

1/ The Journey is the Destination

Remember that success is not a goal; it's a journey. Embrace the ups and downs, the challenges, and the lessons you learn along the way. By focusing on the journey, you'll find more joy and fulfillment in the process of growth and achievement.

2/ Be Kind to Yourself

We are our own toughest critics. Be kind and patient with yourself, especially when you're facing challenges. Everyone makes mistakes and has setbacks; it's a normal part of life. Instead of being hard on yourself, treat yourself with kindness and understanding. Encourage and support yourself, just like you would a good friend.

3/ Surround Yourself with Possibility

Choose to surround yourself with people, environments, and experiences that inspire a sense of possibility and growth. Seek out friends, mentors, role models, and peers who encourage you to dream big and take action towards your goals. By immersing yourself in a world of possibility, you'll be more likely to spot opportunities and maintain an optimistic, gain-focused mindset.

4/ Fill your "Jar of Awesome"

Make a habit of thinking about and writing down your wins, both big and small. Create a "Jar of Awesome," which you fill with written down accomplishments, breakthroughs, and happy moments. Look at this list often, especially when you're feeling down or stuck. By focusing on your wins, you'll feel good about your progress and keep moving forward, even when things get tough.

5/ Choose Gratitude

Being grateful is a great way to shift your attention from what you don't have to what you do have. Make it a daily habit to think about the things you're thankful for, big and small. Write them down in a special notebook, share them with others, or just take a few moments each day to think about the good things in your life. The more you practice gratitude, the easier it will be to stay positive and build on your wins.

These insights are inspired by the book The Gap and The Gain by Dan Sullivan and Benjamin Hardy and brought to you by Omar's Desk. Recognize your gains, and let these fuel the journey for you to close the gap

PS: I am actively working on celebrating incremental progress and appreciating the journey (#1 and #4) - post on this to follow later this week!