This past year I had the honor of having extensive conversations with two world-class athletes: one female, one male. Speaking with both, I asked a lot of questions because the path to excellence in anything fascinates me. 

As a perception analyst, for years I have studied verbal and physical messages in my efforts to interpret the unsaid. I ask, listen and observe conversations carefully while also paying close attention to what words are being repeated. When a significant word is repeated three or more times in a short span within any conversation, I know an important clue has been shared as to what another values, holds important, is thinking about, and/or holds top of their mind. When I notice a particular movement or phrase that is repeated, my next step is to interpret it’s meaning: The sincerity, importance, information it is sharing, the truth it holds or maybe even the lies.

During both of these particular conversations, two words were heavily repeated: Grateful and Thank you. Since some people throw around the word grateful along with the word love without associated actions — and in the process seem to lesson their deep meaning— I watched extra closely to assess whether I was seeing sincerity and action in alignment with the words grateful & thank you.

My conclusion? I can say this for sure without a doubt because I trust my highly intuitive instincts and perceptions.  There is no small correlation between ultimate success and being grateful and thankful for whatever we have.

I’m @DianGriesel aka @SilverDisobedience — the author of The Silver Disobedience Playbook ✨ I’m a Perception Analyst who shares my Daily Meditations for other Ageless, Passionate & Curious People.  Modeling info @Whlm.newyork —other info in my bio & on my websites.