Don’t Make Gratitude About Yourself


In a earlier post on “Boost Your Resilience with Gratitude”, I shared a tip from HBR Management Tip of the Day. While research shows the transforming power gratitude in our personal lives, our relationships and our organizations, gratitude is not all about us.

Heidi Grant Halvorson has a helpful and practical tip to not make gratitude about us. This tip appeared in HBR Management Tip of the Day. You can subscribe here to get their daily tips.

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Adapted from “Stop Making Gratitude All About You,” by Heidi Grant Halvorson

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About Steve Morgan

I work in Global Leadership Development with Cru with my wife, Terry. We have been married 30 years and have 4 grown children. We have a Masters in Global Leadership together through Azusa Pacific University. I generally write about 5 “L’s: Living Well, Loving Deeply, Learning Continuously, Leading Courageously and Leaving a Legacy. I occasionally write about Laughing Loudly. Subscribe on the right side to receive an email whenever there is a new post. I invite you to leave your comments so we can dialogue on the various topics and learn from each other. If you are new to the site, you might start with looking at some of the top posts or doing a search on the right side bar for one of the 5 “L’s” that interest you. Or you can view the blog archives for topics. Photo Credit: sarahjoellephotography.com
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2 Responses to Don’t Make Gratitude About Yourself

  1. daylerogers says:

    Gratitude, by its very definition, must be other centered. If it’s about us, it becomes arrogance and pride. Wonderful words, Steverino.

    • Steve Morgan says:

      Thanks so much Dayle! There are so many personal benefits to cultivating gratitude and with our bent to be self-focused, it is easy to forget that gratitude can be outward, others focused. What a great opportunity to give #positivefeedback! You do that so beautifully!

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