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  • - The first thing I do, I sit on the edge of the bed,

  • I thank God I'm alive.

  • I just like waking up.

  • And I'd never say, speak negative.

  • May I hope I, hope it's a good day today?

  • No! I say today is going to be a great day.

  • I claim it.

  • - [Audience Member] Amen! - I lay claim to it.

  • That's the first thing. (audience applauding)

  • The second thing, at least 20 minutes,

  • sometimes it lasts an hour, it depends.

  • I have a journal.

  • I have a daily devotional called "Jesus Calling,"

  • and I have a New Living Testament Bible.

  • I sit down.

  • I just ask God to show me what I should learn today.

  • And he flips to open the book

  • to whatever he wants me to read.

  • And I read it, I highlight it,

  • I take notes about what I learned.

  • I study it and I try to put it into action.

  • And that's every day.

  • Now, a lot of people say,

  • "Steve, I don't have time to do that."

  • But you do have time.

  • If you don't have time, you should make time.

  • Because gratitude is the number-one way

  • to become successful.

  • Because the more grateful you become,

  • the more things God will give you

  • to be grateful for. (audience applauding)

  • That's a very important question.

  • So if you start your day with gratitude,

  • it's like this, check this out.

  • If somebody come to your house every day

  • and ask you for a cup of sugar,

  • and you give him a cup of sugar

  • and they take the sugar and they just walk off.

  • And then the next day they come in

  • and ask for another cup of sugar,

  • and you're nice person so you give him

  • another cup of sugar, and they just walk off.

  • How many days can this person come to your house

  • and get this cup of sugar and never say thank you?

  • I mean, how many times you

  • going to let that go down? - [Audience Member] Survey said?

  • - Seriously

  • - [Audience Member] Survey said!

  • - Survey said!

  • You know, how many days?

  • Not many, cause you're human.

  • Cause at one point you're gonna say,

  • "Hey, wait a minute, hold on, man.

  • "You done came by here six times.

  • "I done gave you this cup of sugar,

  • "and you ain't say thank you one time?

  • "Don't come by here no more."

  • So now, let's think for a second.

  • If this God wakes you up every day, allows you to breathe.

  • See, it's not your alarm clock that wakes you up.

  • Your alarm clock goes off, God shakes you,

  • then you hear the alarm clock.

  • It's not you just waking up.

  • It's God allowing you to wake up.

  • So if you ever stopped to just thank him

  • for everything he's done for you,

  • whatever clothes you got,

  • whatever kind of coffee,

  • you just got taxi fare,

  • and you thank him every day for a list of things,

  • guess what he'll do tomorrow?

  • He will add to

  • that list of stuff that you can thank him for.

  • And if you keep thanking him,

  • you'll find out that in one week,

  • you have a lot more stuff to be grateful for.

  • Gratitude is the number one principle of success.

  • That's what the average person doesn't understand.

  • You can do that today.

  • You don't need no more money.

  • You can start that today.

  • That will change your life, I kid you not.

  • You ain't got to... just try.

  • You ain't got to believe me.

  • Try, I dare you.

  • Try.

  • (audience applauding)

- The first thing I do, I sit on the edge of the bed,

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How I Start My Day | Motivated

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    nanako.kamiya posted on 2020/06/30
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