In this episode you will learn:
- How to think about your story in light of gratitude, even the hard places.
- What is God’s will for your life? It’s simpler than you think.
- The importance of your attitude when problem-solving as a leader.
- The damage negativity and criticism have on your grateful attitude.
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I was thinking about a verse on gratitude and Thanksgiving, and there’s so many verses. Philippians talks about, “Think on things that are good,” and goes through a whole list of things that we need to think on that are both, positive and good. But I found this verse in 1 Thessalonians that said, “Give thanks in everything for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” I mean, you don’t get more specific than that.
As leaders when you face a problem, I like to say, “What is leadership? It’s opportunities to advance or problems to solve.” As leaders, we do both. We don’t get to choose. We do solve problems but what’s the spirit in which you solve that problem? How you approach those problems with your team? You can approach a problem with an attitude of gratitude and thanksgiving — even a problem.
So much of thanksgiving and gratitude is about hope. Hope is tangible, it is powerful. It will move people forward. It will cause them to step up and do more than they think they can do.
You can download a complete transcription of the episode here.
- A Psalm of Thanksgiving
- 8 Phrases Leaders Should Say Often
- Connect with Selma Wilson on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram
- Connect with Kristen Steele McCall on her blog, KristenMcCall.com, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter
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