“Not everything that can be counted counts. Not everything that counts can be counted.” – Albert Einstein

There are many things you can be thankfull for.

Think about it in yourself, in your life and make a list of 10 of these things.

Do it. Grab a piece of paper (or open a file in notepad on your pc) and do this list.

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All ready? Great. Now put a number each list item, 1-10. 1 being the most important, and 10 for what is less important.

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Now that you are in a tide of lists, here is one more: a list of your desires. Write down about 10 as well.

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Have you written your list of 10 wishes? Now put a number from 1 to 10, in order of importance, on every item.

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There are two types of goods in your life: the tangible ones (money, material goods, salary, time, all that can be quantifiable) and intangible (well – being, health, family, friendship, joy, happiness, fulfillment, social contribution, leaving a legacy, and everything that can’t be quantified).

Now let ‘s see one thing. I bet I’m right in what I say. But even if I lose the bet, who’s going to charge me 😉 ?

I bet that, in the list of the things you are thankful for, the intangible items are tho ones that have your best quotation and, in the list of your desires, tangible items are better placed.

Why is it that we value more what can’t be quantified but, when it comes time for desires and consequently, actions, we focus more on what we know to have less value? Worse: why is it that, frequently, we sacrifice goods that we consider larger (family, friends, personal fulfillment, health, etc…) for money or material possessions, which, according to your own list, is not primarily in your gratitude list?

I have no answer. It seems to me that you have to find a way to make these lists compatible. Your list of gratitude must be equal to your wishlist.

When this happens you will be an accomplished person.

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