Often times people will say “Man, what a great day!” or “Wow, that was a rough day.” What percentage of those days was a result of something bad happening to them, and what percentage of it was a decision they made when they woke up in the morning.
Life is tough. People are cruel. Things don’t go according to plans. Life isn’t fair…..All true statements. However, what if we decided that today was going to be a good day? What if that was our mission? Could anyone stop us?
I would argue it would be pretty difficult. Sometimes things happen that are going to make for a bad day. That’s a fact. I do think though that you can make a higher percentage of your days positive.
People like to bust out the quote “Life is 10% what you make, and 90% how you take it. What if we decided we were going to have a good day despite our circumstances, the negative co-worker, the memo we received, or the new guidelines that need to be implemented. OR….the inlaws are coming over for Thanksgiving dinner. 🙂
Homework for today (or tomorrow if it is already too late): Be the most positive person you see the entire day. Get plenty of sleep, get up before your alarm and have everything ready to go. Look sharp. Set your mind to conquer….let me know how it turns out.
I have found over the years that the best way for me to stay on track is to bring others along in a journey with me. If I need to accomplish something I haven’t been able to do before, I’m probably going to need encouragement. I’m going to need a stern voice telling me to pick it up. I’m going to need someone to help remove any distractions or temptations. I’m going to need someone to hold me to my word.
The thing is, in our digital age people are closer than ever, yet further apart than any time in history. We don’t really know many people. We don’t open up to people due to fear of embarrassment, judgment, or guilt or fear. That’s another reason I’m life coaching. I think it’s very very powerful to open up your goal to another person who you know is going to be there for you. What you’ll find out when you bear your burdens is, that everyone else is in the same boat.