Feeling overwhelmed, exhausted, and maybe even a bit angry at times? Change your thinking and change your life! We all have much to be grateful for. It's all in the way you see the world and your place in it.
Today on the blog, Aron Feldstein, Transcribe Anywhere grad and writer, shares his thoughts on how cultivating an attitude of gratitude fuels success. He addresses transcription students in the article, but these words apply to anyone anywhere. Give it a read. You'll be glad you did. You might even be grateful! :-)
Are you a prospective student thinking about starting with TranscribeAnywhere? Are you an enrolled student working towards your certificate? Maybe you are running a successful transcription company and are looking for ways to enhance your business. Regardless of where you are on your journey, cultivating an attitude of gratitude at all times can move you to the next level.
Do you often consider how powerful you are and the potential you have to create whatever you want for yourself? Have you thought much about the idea that everything you have in your life you have created, good or bad? Increasing our appreciation for what is benefiting us in our lives right now is one way to gain more control of our direction.
I've been thinking a lot about gratitude lately. Before I tried to write this, I spent a week or two trying to evaluate exactly how much gratitude I have right now. It has been interesting to see where I have forgotten to be thankful. It has been fun and humbling to consciously mix with this process.
Have you ever really considered what gratitude is and what makes it powerful? Have you ever even thought it was important to have it? Do you know how to cultivate it? I am very excited by this simple, yet powerful concept that can bring to you whatever is missing in your transcription experience.
I find that when I forget to be grateful for what I have—and I really mean the small things that help my life function—what I desire to improve suddenly becomes elusive. So gratitude is an essential tool to ensure a consistent supply of what we want—anything we want!
I know that when circumstances recently were difficult in my life, I embraced a sense of gratitude for the little things that I did have, that I still had. In the past two years, I’ve had to make hard decisions about how to start a new career, and this was in the context of beginning the coursework with TranscribeAnywhere.
I had an intuition that until things got better, being sincerely thankful for the small things would magnetically draw into my life what was missing. I couldn't see how it was working while I was doing it, but I was peaceful and humble and ready to begin again.
Through these experiences, I have discovered some benefits of being thankful. For one, gratitude grounds us. And being grounded means that we are functioning as professionals from a place of humility. If we are deeply happy about taking on a new client, then we are creating the causes for the experience to repeat itself.
If we take a moment to silently acknowledge how fortunate we are to be receiving work from companies, the chances of getting more increase. How much it increases depends upon our sincerity and familiarity with being grateful. If you are struggling at all with the coursework in TranscribeAnywhere, it may help to remember how fortunate you are to be receiving the best instruction available in the field.
One aspect of this practice that makes it so powerful is that it is immediately available and applicable. There is always something about which we can be grateful. I can remember to be grateful for every cup of coffee, every friend that I have, and especially for my family. (Wait a minute! You don't know my family!) It is free to indulge whenever we like.
Do you want better equipment? I've often thought, if I only had that keyboard instead of the one I'm using, I would be faster. Or if I had some more software to enhance my experience, I would be better at my job. No. Not really. The coursework and your effort using the gear that you have and appreciating fully where you are may be a healthier approach. The grass will always seem greener on the other side. You will be able to upgrade everything in time, and it is gratitude that will draw your wish list nearer.
Do you identify the connection between the work you do and small things you are able to enjoy from your income? If you have a successful transcription business and depend upon transcriptionists who do the work that makes you prosperous, when is the last time you expressed your gratitude for their effort either directly to them or at least in thought? Do you think this matters? I would suggest that your success or failure in the field of transcription, and most especially your happiness with the work, depends upon the extent to which you are thankful for everything in your life.
Now that we've explored the subject, what is the challenge? What is the takeaway? If nothing else, my experience with trying to cultivate and maintain an attitude of gratitude has shown me how often I forget it, both for the big and small things in my life. I know through reflection that some people I've loved are no longer around because I neglected to appreciate them when they were with me.
This is my heartfelt wish for everyone that you enhance your experience in transcription and accomplish your goals with grace by deepening your gratitude for as many things as you can think to remember throughout the day. See if it doesn't improve your situation over time and make your life more palatable. This is a simple and ancient secret that guarantees success! Truly, we all can embody the adage "Be grateful always and in everything."
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