Gratitude has become a popular buzz word in the field of self-empowerment. Being grateful is now considered to be one of the most effective ways to create an abundant and joyful state of mind.

But could being too grateful possibly deflate our desire for progress? Can we delude ourselves into believing that our life is good enough because we have plenty to be grateful for?

The answer is yes - people can use gratitude to hide from the truth of their life and avoid making the changes that they know they need to make. That’s why the practice of gratitude is effective only if it’s complemented with self-awareness and honesty about our life situation.

The good news is that we can turn things around by maintaining a balance between being grateful and being pulled by our goals. In this episode, I describe five simple ways you can achieve this balance.