Attention is commonly a motivation for acts both good and bad, and it is a form of psychic energy that can grow in certain situations. Paying attention to the task at hand means that any job will be completed well and common mistakes will be eliminated from the equation. A clear objective and a desire to succeed will help focus attention and provide better results. Criticism is the one area where attention should not be focused unless the criticism is productive, because there are always others who exist only to bring you down. With adequate attention almost anything can be learned and achieved, while a lack of attention is the reason for most errors and failures.
Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend.