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Friday, August 28, 2009
Groovin' with G-Force
You live in a world where you are told in many different ways to chase success.
That being said, any definition of success is a personal one.
So to, is any decision to pursue what you would consider to be success.
But, if you have made a decision that success matters, you are probably aware your level of success is a byproduct of what many refer to as the "Law of Attraction".
For centuries, LOA has had many teachers, including Dr. Deepak Chopra who uncovered the "secret" in 1995 with "The 7 Spiritual Laws of Success", where he explains achieving success is governed by the same laws that govern all of nature; which is to judge nothing and be grateful for everything. As Chopra puts it, "I tell friends to just put your attention in your heart and think of all the things you're grateful for. If you just do that, you can't have ego and gratitude at the same time".
Could it be that simple?
Feeling a sense of gratitude.
Does finding success go hand-in-hand with your level of G-Force?
If nothing else, a feeling of gratitude beats the hell out of feeling lousy. If you want to split hairs and get academic about it, there is no shortage of data to dig into. Research shows grateful people have, “higher reported levels of positive states of enthusiasm, determination, attentiveness and energy ”. Psychologist Alice Isen of Cornell University adds, expressing gratitude triggers a release of dopamine, the chemical in the brain associated with happiness. “It activates the parts of the brain in which complex thinking and conflict resolution are thought to be headquartered.”
Today on TSB we are grateful to share another perspective on the G-Force with Matt and Brad who have taken this message to heart.
And to their feet.
Out on the street.
Their high-energy, powerful teachings of “Living the GratiDude Way” have been sweeping the planet like wildfire. Matthew Ashdown and Brad Morris, otherwise known as, “The GratiDudes" believe G-Force is the key to unlocking SOUL-utions to many of our challenges.
The GratiDudes have toured North America speaking to thousands of people, in classrooms and conferences. They’ve also appeared on "Good Morning America" and hosted one of the top online radio shows on Voice America in 2008, called “Manifesting Awesomeness”.
They made the video in the summer of 2007 in Victoria, B.C. How did they find the dancers? As Brad explains, “We told them it was International Gratitude Day so they would feel obligated”.
As it turned out, only half those asked felt “obligated.”
Millions are grateful that they did.
What has you feeling a sense of gratitude today?
“You and I are essentially infinite choice-makers. In every moment of our existence, we are in that field of all possibilities where we have access to an infinity of choices"
Originally posted April 3, 2009