By Jay Forte
Too many times, we roll out of bed and get pulled into our normal, daily routine. We move along like zombies, going through the motions until we drop into bed, only to do the same thing the next day.
For many, this can be tiresome and boring. You may feel a sense of emptiness or a desire to do something bigger, something to have an impact on your world.
Rather than continue to slog through each day with little impact, consider asking yourself: what does a good day look like for me?
Reflect on the events of your day to get clear about how you would define a good day and why it would be a good day for you. For example, a good day to you could mean:
- You work for an organization that values you and works to develop your potential.
- You spend time with people who love and care about you, and are honest, direct and supportive with their communication.
- You take advantage of opportunities to run a business, teach a class, use your gifts or make the world a better place.
- You eat wisely, stay healthy and take time to think, reflect and stay calm.
Only you can define what makes a good day for you. Remember, if you don’t know where you are headed, you will likely not get there. As Stephen Covey, author of The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People shares in Habit #2, “Begin with the end in mind.” Know what success looks like for you – be clear, be honest, be intentional.
What would make your day great so as you head to bed each night, you stop, smile and think, “How lucky am I that I have such an amazing life?”
And shouldn’t it be that way? Life is supposed to be amazing for each of us.
Important Questions from a Coach:
- How will you make time to review this important question?
- How will you encourage others to ask this question to help them define and achieve their idea of a great day?
- How will you continually update your response to this question so each day is the best that you can make it?
You own your life. It is up to you to make your life great. Knowing what you want it to be will help you focus on how to make it happen. Get started today.
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