As we celebrate Thanksgiving here in the United States, we embrace a time of gratitude, family and friendship. Thanksgiving is the perfect time to hit the pause button, take a step back, and reflect upon all the accomplishments and blessings in our lives. While we often take time to do this in our personal lives, it’s important to do the same in business. Take a moment to pause and reflect on your business and professional development, the hurdles you have surpassed – and remember to be grateful. As we continue to strive, always pushing for that next goal, it’s ever important to take a big pause and look at all we’ve accomplished. Whether it’s just an idea you have in your head, or a large company you’ve built from scratch – take a minute to celebrate the achievement and give thanks. Read more about the science supporting the power of gratitude: http://greatergood.berkeley.edu/expandinggratitude, http://www.forbes.com/sites/amymorin/2014/11/23/7-scientifically-proven-benefits-of-gratitude-that-will-motivate-you-to-give-thanks-year-round/ and http://www.health.harvard.edu/newsletter_article/in-praise-of-gratitude – and a very happy Thanksgiving to you and yours!