The Back Door to Victory

Posted by on May 2, 2014 in ALL Posts, Blog, Finding Courage, Fitness and Nutrition, Inspiration | 4 comments


“Piglet noticed that even though he had a Very Small Heart, it could hold a rather large amount of Gratitude.”


I know I know… so much gratitude talk going on all over the place. Sometimes I find myself in a place where I just don’t want to hear about it anymore. In fact, I’ve been through so many tough challenges in life and been through so many losses that hearing someone say, “Be grateful” (insert smiley face as it is said) has nearly thrown me over the edge.

Here’s the thing though – when I started to work diligently to change my perspective and to look for things for which I could be grateful, I realized that this one simple strategy snuck me in the backdoor of success and personal victory.

Here’s how:

1) People prefer to be around and follow other people who choose a positive outlook.

Think about those people you love to be around. Do they have a positive or negative outlook in life? If we want to have success in life, we will need to be the kind of person others want to be around.


2) Our struggles today bring about a deeper experience tomorrow.

Without my struggle to get back up and in the game of life after my toughest days, I wouldn’t have the same view of life that I do now. I wouldn’t be dreaming the big dreams I do. I wouldn’t have that deep inner sense of tenacity that keeps me moving forward. Would I have preferred an easier life? Maybe – but I sure wouldn’t be the me I am if things had been easier. I must say, “I like the me I’ve become and am becoming.” How about you?


3) Our grateful attitude actually improves our health and our brain function.

Brain scans actually show that thinking grateful thoughts significantly increases the amount of blood that flows to the brain. How much of our intellect and body functions are controlled by the brain? Yep! BINGO! Just about 100%! The neurons in our brains react too when we think positively vs allowing negativity to reign.


4) Our struggles enable us to relate to people in an entirely different way, to have more compassion and patience.

It’s so true. I NEVER wanted to be the one who struggled through loss and pain and many years of poverty level living, but all those aspects of life have combined to give me a depth of compassion and understanding for people that I would have never had developed otherwise. Your struggles help you to relate to and help others in a very unique and significant sense.


5) Being grateful takes us out of the victim role and makes us victors.

When we choose to be grateful we take the hard stuff in life and make those things our tools for growth. Did you know Brian Tracy was homeless for a while? It was that situation that caused him to start to listen and learn about how to turn his life around and choose and create success. He could have chosen to stay homeless and give us. He chose to become the victor and so can you.


Take a moment right now and start your gratefulness list.

As you run into hard times, choose to find an aspect for which you can be grateful.

These two choices will powerfully open up your back door to victory.


Always remember:

Be Inspired! Be Inspirational! Be a Leader!

You’re changing someone’s life simply be being you.


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Disclaimer: LouAnn is not a doctor, psychiatrist, or a neuroscientist. She is simply one person who has been helped who is now desiring help others. Results of learning to train our subconscious minds will vary and are dependent on many personal factors including how much we practice and focus on changing our focus. OK – now with that out of the way – let’s get back to being focused on inspiring and leading ourselves and those in our circles as we take back control of our subconscious! 🙂

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  1. Admiring the persistence you put into your website and detailed information you present. It’s great to come across a blog every once in a while that isn’t the same old rehashed material. Excellent read! I’ve saved your site and I’m adding your RSS feeds to my Google account.

  2. An impressive share! I’ve just forwarded this onto a coworker who has been conducting a little research on this. And he actually bought me breakfast simply because I found it for him… lol. So let me reword this…. Thank YOU for the meal!! But yeah, thanx for spending the time to discuss this subject here on your web site.

  3. I can relate to how gratitude is something that should be practiced daily. They say you should at the end of the day have a few things to be grateful for that happened. I try to do this although I need to step up the pace some days!! Challenges do bring you out as a different person and how you face them makes a huge difference on the outcome. People want to be around positive people. I chose love over fear every day: love is who we really are and be grateful for what we have even during times that are tough. I’ve had good times and not so great times and I think I learned much more from the not so great times. It builds character and who wants to be a victim anyway. Gratitude and love draws people to you: you send out new vibes and people pick up on it. Who doesn’t want to be with someone like this. Your energy changes and goes out to those around you. Thanks for the post it will keep me on my positive grateful path.

    • Laurie, Thanks so much for your awesome response. Yes, I so agree with you, how we face our challenges makes so much difference. it took my a long time to realize that. It’s the first step, however, in developing our leadership character. I also think you are right that people pick up on our energy and vibe. If we are negative in our minds and outlook, it will turn others away. Sometimes what we need most if for people to turn towards us, but we push them away with our negativity. Practicing gratefulness helps me to turn this around. As you say, may love be what we’re all about. It really does change lives.
      Thanks again for sharing your wisdom and inspiration!!
      You are a faithful Inspirational Leader in our community.
      Have an insipred day! Somehow I KNOW you will. 🙂

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