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How to Design a Life Worth Smiling About: Developing Success in Business and in Life by Darryl Davis

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CHAPTER 17

THE ATTITUDE OF GRATITUDE PHILOSOPHY: YOUR SECRET WEAPON

Life is like a camera. Just focus on what’s important, capture the good times, develop from the negatives, and if things don’t work out, take another shot.

—Author Unknown

There’s an old expression that says that it takes money to make money. I also believe that success breeds more success. And, likewise, I believe that when you are more thankful for the things you have in your life—things like relationships, career, finances, possessions, and the like—your life will start to give you more reasons to be thankful.

The typical approach to life is that we think about what we don’t have, then we set a goal to get what’s missing. This method therefore focuses more on the things ...

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