These days, tons of research has emerged on the tremendous impact gratitude can have on so many aspects of our lives -- even in driving a significant increase in sales.
Studies have shown that people who, at the end of each day, write down THREE things they're grateful for are much happier than those who don't.
On the right are the results from research by Martin Seligman. Although participants only kept a gratitude journal for one week, over time they just keep getting happier.
According to Shawn Achor, author of The Happiness Advantage and former Harvard professor, being happier makes you better at every aspect of your job.
In the Harvard Business Review, he even states that you're 37% better at sales.
Additionally, other gratitude research shows that being thankful:
- Elevates your IQ.
- Enhances your creativity.
- Increases your resilience.
- Deepens your relationships.
- Makes you more productive.
- Builds social capital.
- ... and much more.
If you like those benefits, give it a shot, after all what can you losse by writing gratitude journal at the end of each work day. Be specific about why -- and the payback compounds. It's five minutes a day, maximum.