Thought of the month: Gratitude brings you far. When we think about success, we normally think about our own efforts, how much effort we put in, how much time we spent, how much work we did. How often do we contemplate the right affinities needed to make that happen? How much gratitude do we show to these affinities? It boils down to our sincerity and self-awareness. The purity of your actions, speech, and thoughts that comes from the heart will bring you further than you can imagine.