Gratitude & Financial Success

As we head into the holiday season, we can’t help but reflect on all there is to be grateful for personally as well as here at Lighthouse Financial Advisors. Whether at home or at work, we value and appreciate the long-lasting relationships we’ve built and know how fortunate we are. In this time of reflection, it makes us realize how much gratitude, as a tool, can help with maintaining a positive mindset, keep us grateful for what we have, and to motivate us to stay on track with our goals in our everyday lives.
Gratitude is defined as “the quality of being thankful; readiness to show appreciation for and to return kindness.”
With the onslaught of Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals, advertisers aim to trigger an emotional response for something consumers are missing in their lives that only their product can solve. With a gratitude practice in place, you routinely take stock of what you have, and it has been shown that this helps to ease temptations for instant gratification. Although this year, instant gratification might not be so instant given the shipping and supply chain delays, reminding ourselves to be thankful for what we already have will help cut down on unnecessary spending and stay the course with our long-term goals.
Don’t get us wrong, we are always supportive of finding a deal or sale on an item you need or something that you’ve worked so hard to get. If that item is on sale, go for it! In that case, we are grateful you found it on sale!
“Remember, happiness doesn’t depend upon who you are or what you have, it depends on what you think. So, start each day by thinking of all the things you have to be thankful for.” — Dale Carnegie