Want to create a magic environment around you? Start with gratitude.
When you are around someone who is grateful, you can feel it, can’t you?
I used to think about what I didn’t have and complain about it. At some point in my career, I became more grateful for what I do have. You know what, life became more enjoyable.
When you are grateful for what you have, you begin to treat people better. People around you seem to be happier. It is like taking magic with you everywhere you go.
Gratitude is not limited to individuals. Organizations can be grateful, too. At Disney and Marriott, leaders go out of their way to make sure people matter and know they matter. Disney is the cast members. We appreciate them and in turn, cast members appreciate Disney.
Gratitude in your organization begins with you. Even if you are not at the top of the organizational chart, you can intervene and make the environment around you better.