G.A.P. - Gratitude. Accountability. Perspective. — Gary Vee
During my motivational YouTube sesh on my morning drive, I was listening to one of Gary Vee’s latest videos, talking about this brilliant concept. It was so aligned with how I live and coach, so I wanted to share.
It’s so easy to get caught up in the Debbie-downer complaining mode of everything in the world right now. Tough love… but that helps no one, including yourself. Not everyday is roses and perfect moods for me, but filling in the G.A.P. makes it pretty damn good.
Find your GRATITUDE each and every day. Think about or write down 1-3 things you are grateful for. Make it a daily habit by giving yourself a reminder that when you lie down to go to sleep, you instantly list them in your head before drifting off.
Be ACCOUNTABLE. Is your mood off? Are you sleeping poorly? Are your clothes not fitting as well since the quarantine hit? Do you not have time to fix healthier meals? Hmm… I would bet money that all of these can improve with some accountability. Haha! This is actually my secret sauce with getting clients results. Pick 1-2 SMALL actions you’re going to focus on to make your life better and then SHOW UP by doing them consistently.
Have a glass half-full PERSPECTIVE. As my mom always says, be like “Pollyanna” and play the “glad game”. Bring on the positivity as much as you can! For instance, sick of wearing a mask? Well, I’m glad they should help decrease the amount of colds and flu we get this winter. Stressed with your kids’ new school format? For my teens, I’m glad I get these extra moments with them knowing that they’ll be in college before I know it. Keep looking up! Your positivity will spread to others.
“When you look for the bad, expecting it, you will get it. When you know you will find the good—you will get that....” ― Eleanor H. Porter, Pollyanna.
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