Here are a few ideas on why and how to start your own “gratitude practice” from some of today’s most successful people.

When I launched The Pursuit and began interviewing leading entrepreneurs, bestselling authors, multi-millionaires and celebrities, I expected to find some commonalities. My guests — like Tony Robbins, Barbara Corcoran, Gary Vaynerchuk, Rachael Ray and many more — employ thousands. In total, they are worth more than $850 million, and collectively they have written more than 20 New York Times bestselling books. Amazing work ethic, incredible focus, passion, vision, resilience and leadership ability were all obvious. Patience — something almost every guest mentions — was a bit of a surprise. What has surprised me most, though, is not only a recurring emphasis on gratitude, but an actual tactic most of my guests use for success.