Oh no!!! It’s Monday, again!
As we begin a new week, some of us may be looking forward to the events to come while others open their eyes with intrepidation and slowly prepare their IV caffeine drip.
While it’s the latter group I wish to address, you Monday optimists can take note as well.
Either you run the day or the day runs you. ~Jim Rohn
As you think about what clothes you will be putting on your body today you should also consider how you will dress your mind. Just as you would want to dress appropriately for rain, sleet, snow or sun, you want to prepare your mental for the emotional bliss or stress that you will receive throughout the day.
The energy you breathe into your life is the results your life will put out. This is, by far, not a jedi mind trick. I am absolutely not one of those chipper early morning greet you with a smile and a friendly good day type of person. Even after my first cup of coffee you should expect no sign of that mutant jolly x-man…uhh woman.
However, I do start every day with a mindset that says today will be my day. No, I don’t trick myself into thinking that nothing will go wrong. I have no way of predicting that and, in most cases, I will have no way of preventing it either.
When I say today is my day, I mean today I will not be defeated by things that I have no control over. I mean today I will not be put down by situations that others may see as a failure. I mean today I will give my all to everything that I do. I mean today I will be the best me that I can be and, while I may disapprove and even be hurt, I will understand that my best may not be good enough for everyone but it is my best and it’s good enough for me.
When I say today is my day I mean I understand that I may make mistakes but I also understand that mistakes can translate into lessons and lessons can translate into success. I also understand that the actions of others are not meant for me to judge. The actions of others are also my lessons and how I deal with them are my successes.
When I say today is my day I mean disappointment is inevitable but my reaction to it is what counts. I mean I won’t always come out on top but that won’t stop me from reaching for it.
So yes, everyday I wake up will be my day. I dress my thoughts for success and I make it happen. Today will be my day and you should make it yours too.