3 Emotions at the Root of Success

Posted on April 7, 2014

I've been trying to build a model for how emotions create success, but I kept on getting tripped up when I came to gratitude. I was categorizing it as a result of success or a form of success. And that didn't seem quite right, somehow.

Here's the missing puzzle piece: A study soon to be published in the journal Psychological Science proves that people who are grateful are willing to wait longer for a financial reward. In other words, gratitude creates patience.

In business, patience is extraordinarily valuable. For example, why do some companies release products at exactly the right moment, while others release flops that are ahead of their time? Patience.

How do you create more gratitude that increases your level of patience? Easy: At the end of each day, list in your journal (or at least review in your mind) three reasons you feel grateful.

The other two emotions are commitment and empathy. Click on the link below to read about how they can help you succeed.

Category(s):Workplace Issues

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