#758 Appreciate: Two Meanings

Want Things to Grow? Appreciate Them!

In our last +1, we talked about watering the droopy stuff in our life.

Actually, we focused on watering ONE droopy thing.

You rock that and get some springy action?! If so, high fives!! +1 for the win!!!

If not, well, ahem… Why not?! Let’s recall that the point of all the time we spend together is to incrementally Optimize as we move from Theory to Practice to Mastery and remember that that requires some consistent (!) TLC watering. 🤓

Today I’d like to continue the watering theme.

We’ll bring Tal Ben Shahar in for a brilliant take on the power of appreciation.

He tells us: “The word appreciate has two meanings. The first meaning is ‘to be thankful,’ the opposite of taking something for granted. The second meaning is ‘to increase in value’ (as money appreciates in the bank). Combined, these two meanings point to a truth that has been proved repeatedly in research on gratitude: when we appreciate the good in our lives, the good grows and we have more of it. The opposite, sadly, is also true: when we fail to appreciate the good—when we take the good in our lives for granted—the good depreciates.

That’s Today’s +1.

What’s good in your life?

Let’s appreciate the awesome.

And watch it grow!!!

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