When it just doesn’t seem to work out
Not every day seems to work out the way you want it to. Some days you wake up, can breathe out of both nostrils, full of energy, well rested, and welcome the rising sun. Some days you wake up, fall out of bed, trip over your own feet, and run into the wall head first.
The day sometimes can start out bad, and end great. Other times it starts out great, and ends bad. We have all been there, and be there again.
You can feel defeated, deflated, demotivated, depreciated, and just flat out devastated. “What a disastrous day!” You say to yourself. “What else could possibly go wrong?!” You cry out to infinite abyss of the universe…just before your phone falls to the ground shattering the screen.
When things go bad, they seem to get worse.
“When it rains it pours”
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Seriously though, bad things happen. Good things happen. $#£% happens.
How are you going to handle it?
Make things better.
“It’s easy to be negitive. It takes work to be positive” – Lance Smith
Start to Finish
No matter how your day starts, you have to start with the right mindset. Figure out what’s good in your life, and focus on that.
Wake up early, (yes, that’s what I said. No it’s not a typo), and do something you enjoy. If you love to create, then create. If you love building, then build something. If you love music, play music or listen to music. If you love exercising, then exercise. If you love reading, then read. Just make a point to get out of bed, and get your mind and body active in some way.
This will help start your day off on the right foot. Even if you trip over it and run head first into a wall. You refocus on something good. Then throughout the day, focus on what motivates you. It has to be something bigger than anything monetary. Monetary things go away. They’re temporal. What’s something of higher purpose and meaning that fulfills you? Focus on that.
Look at the positive
Life can like driving a car down a highway, and and a brick wall pops up out of nowhere and BAM!!! Your precious car all nice and polished is crushed up like a tin can. You walk away from the crash with a couple of scratches and bruises, but your car now looks like one of those Picasso paintings. You know, you can tell what it is, but the pieces just don’t appear to be in the right places, sort of jumbled up.
Someone only focused on the negative would be freaking out about their car, the deductible, the cost, the insurance rates going up!!! All legit things to concern a person, but you know what? Someone focused on the positive would look at the fact that their Picasso of a car, and feel relieved they walked away with a few scratches and bruises. They would also probably start thinking they could sell the car as “abstract art” and make a fortune.
Don’t sweat the small stuff
Have you ever heard that saying? It means to stop worrying about stuff that’s not important.
As Gary Vaynerchuck says “Stop focusing on dumb $#£%”
Easy to say, hard to execute. When all the little temporary problems pile up, it’s hard to stay focused on the long term things. It does take work, effort, energy, but it’s totally worth it.
All you have to do, is make a commitment. A commitment to making everyday the best day ever.
Keeping in mind that Today is another day.