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BY Joel Junker

Thanksgiving and High Performance

I start most days by journaling about what I am grateful for from the previous day.  Little did I know, that according to Michael Hyatt, former CEO and Chairman of Thomas Nelson Publisher and virtual mentor, I was modeling what other high performers do at the start of their day (or year).  You can read here how high performers attribute being grateful as one of their habits leading to success.  This Thanksgiving I’m grateful for:

Happy Thanksgiving greeting card - text in vintage letterpress wood type blocks against rustic barn wood with winter squash

  1. Health for my family and I.
  2. My teammates at Cameron-Brooks who I can always count on.
  3. Military members and their families who choose to serve our country.
  4. Uber drivers!  Traveling is a lot less stressful now that I rarely rent a car.
  5. On-time flights.
  6. Notre Dame beating Army in football, because if Notre Dame had lost, I would never have heard the end of it from my colleagues (and USMA graduates), Rob Davis and Pete Van Epps.  For those who think it isn’t a big deal for Notre Dame to beat Army, remember…Notre Dame has only won 4 games so far this year.
  7. Meaningful work.
  8. Ability to exercise and play sports.
  9. Quiet time in the morning.
  10. A glass of wine at the end of the day.

I have much more to be thankful for, but wanted to share a few serious and some light hearted blessings I truly appreciate.  I wanted to show our blog readers how we can be thankful even for the smallest things.  Taking time to do this will boost your mood and outlook.

Start a habit of finding 3 things you can be grateful for each day.  You might just find that you are a more positive, forgiving and grittier person!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Joel Junker