How To Be Grateful For The Tough Stuff

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In this newsletter, I will share how I learned to be grateful even for the tough stuff.

 

Being Grateful For the Tough Stuff

The number one habit that helps you be happier is gratitude.

It is easy to feel grateful for the good stuff. The sun and the trees, the ocean and the comedy shows. Our bodies and our warm beds. Our friends and the kindness of strangers.

But it takes work to be thankful for the tough stuff.

Here are some tough stuff I learnt to be grateful:

  • For getting triggered by someone’s behaviour. This shows you where you need to do more inner work. When there is no inner work to be done, we usually feel compassion when someone acts misguidedly. But when our reaction is disproportionately explosive, bingo! Our internal baggage just became apparent and we can work with it.
  • For someone deciding to walk away – a friend, a client or an employee. This creates space for new people to come in, more aligned with your vision. Send them love and light and let them go!
  • For feeling physical discomfort. Physical pain is the messenger about something being out of alignment in our bodies. Be grateful for the messenger, as now you can look deeper into what’s wrong and fix it before it becomes worse.
  • For an effort not having the expected results. Isn’t it a luxury to test things, learn what works and what doesn’t and try again with new wisdom? Failure can often be a signal that we are on the wrong path. Or a protective shield until we are ready for more exposure and a bigger stage. In any case, it is always full of learning.
  • For getting old. As Melanie Ann Layer says, it is a privilege denied to many.

Today, let’s remember to be grateful for both the easy and the tough stuff.

 

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Caterina Kostoula

Caterina Kostoula is an executive coach and founder of The Leaderpath.

Her mission is to coach pioneering leaders for impact and fulfilment.

She has worked as a Global Business Leader at Google where she was
also a 5-star rated internal coach. She has coached leaders and teams from Google, Amazon, Stripe and Workable, as well as a number of startups.

Caterina teaches the popular Life Vision Programme at INSEAD Business School.

Her work has been featured in Forbes, Fast Company and Thrive Global. Her best-selling book, “Hold Successful Meetings”, was published by Penguin in 2021. Her TEDx talk is called “Do your goals prevent your success?”

Education

– MSc in Executive Coaching from Ashridge Business School (EMCC-accredited)

– INSEAD MBA

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How To Be Grateful For The Tough Stuff

In this newsletter, I will share how I learned to be grateful even for the tough stuff.

 

Being Grateful For the Tough Stuff

The number one habit that helps you be happier is gratitude.

It is easy to feel grateful for the good stuff. The sun and the trees, the ocean and the comedy shows. Our bodies and our warm beds. Our friends and the kindness of strangers.

But it takes work to be thankful for the tough stuff.

Here are some tough stuff I learnt to be grateful:

  • For getting triggered by someone’s behaviour. This shows you where you need to do more inner work. When there is no inner work to be done, we usually feel compassion when someone acts misguidedly. But when our reaction is disproportionately explosive, bingo! Our internal baggage just became apparent and we can work with it.
  • For someone deciding to walk away – a friend, a client or an employee. This creates space for new people to come in, more aligned with your vision. Send them love and light and let them go!
  • For feeling physical discomfort. Physical pain is the messenger about something being out of alignment in our bodies. Be grateful for the messenger, as now you can look deeper into what’s wrong and fix it before it becomes worse.
  • For an effort not having the expected results. Isn’t it a luxury to test things, learn what works and what doesn’t and try again with new wisdom? Failure can often be a signal that we are on the wrong path. Or a protective shield until we are ready for more exposure and a bigger stage. In any case, it is always full of learning.
  • For getting old. As Melanie Ann Layer says, it is a privilege denied to many.

Today, let’s remember to be grateful for both the easy and the tough stuff.

 

Download my free guide with the 10 Powerful Mindset Shifts To Achieve Your Vision.

Discover:
What are the 10 telltale signs that you are living your vision?
What are the 3 things you might think you need for success but you really don’t.
The 10 mindset shifts all my clients who enjoy success in all areas of their lives have made.

Link here.