How Gratitude Can Make You More Successful (Seriously!)

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Are you intentionally grateful? Not enough of us are. But we truly need to be!

When I was a kid, my mom (who makes a cameo in this video!) always reminded me to be grateful—and I’m so happy she did!

The hustle and bustle of daily life can overshadow other things we should be appreciating. So, sometimes we just need to quiet the noise and be thankful. But doing so can take practice.

Related: The Power of Gratitude: How to Boost Profits & Spread Joy With Thank You Notes

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How to Develop the Habit of Gratitude

Gratitude is not only an admirable characteristic, studies have shown it can make you more successful in every area of your life. Individuals who regularly practice gratitude find themselves happier, wealthier, and healthier—in addition to experiencing a host of other positive effects.

To develop an attitude of gratitude, make it a habit. Do it daily. You must. It matters that much!

Carve out a moment to be intentionally grateful, and record it in a journal or in some other way. Spend a bit of time on this, and dig deep.

In my video above, I explain even more reasons why this practice is so, so important and share additional tips about mastering the art.

Do you have an attitude of gratitude? Are you working on it? How so?

Let’s discuss below in the comment section.

About Author

Brandon Turner

Brandon Turner is an active real estate investor, entrepreneur, writer, and co-host of the BiggerPockets Podcast. He began buying rental properties and flipping houses at age 21, discovering he didn’t need to work 40 years at a corporate job to have “the good life.” Today, with nearly 100 rental units and dozens of rehabs under his belt, he continues to invest in real estate while also showing others the power, and impact, of financial freedom. His writings have been featured on,,, Money Magazine, and numerous other publications across the web and in print media. He is the author of The Book on Investing in Real Estate with No (and Low) Money Down, The Book on Rental Property Investing, and co-author of The Book on Managing Rental Properties, which he wrote alongside his wife, Heather, and How to Invest in Real Estate, which he wrote alongside Joshua Dorkin. A life-long adventurer, Brandon (along with Heather and daughter Rosie) splits his time between his home in Washington State and various destinations around the globe.


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