Every single day that you are fortunate enough to wake up, you are faced immediately with a question: how are you going to face the day? You have to make a choice. Here are 4 steps that will ground you every morning so that your day is strong, confident, and productive.
Step 1. Be the reason
Accept that there will be decisions during the day that need to be made. Accept that there will be disappointments and setbacks. From long red lights to major health setbacks – life is full of them. But life is also full of victories, both small and large. Embrace the mindset that tells you that each day is loaded with good and bad, the beautiful and the ugly, and the positive and negative.
Step 2. Heart Connection
Make sure that your heart and your mind are connected and on the same page. You have the ability to succeed but if your mind isn’t on the same page as your heart, you are already in conflict. When your mind and heart are in tune you set yourself up for success. Take a quick moment and breathe, listen to your heart, and pay attention to the rhythm in your head and then connect the two as one.
Step 3. Accountability
Don’t do it alone. During the day as you face both challenges and successes, you must have someone who is willing to stop running, turn around, reach down and pick you up.
Step 4. Finally
Stop whining. Don’t start your day with negative statements. The moment you rise start telling yourself positive statements, looking forward through the day at things that will be good from a simple great cup of coffee, to the refreshing ice water in your cup, to spending time with loved ones at the close of the day. Gather those positive thoughts and use them to fuel you through the rough spots. Don’t focus on what might be – focus on what you know WILL be and if negative things happen, you are prepared for them. They won’t catch you off guard and more importantly, you’ll set yourself up to face them head-on and win.
So say to the day – bring me your best or bring me your worst – I’m ready. Bring it.