Most of us have had a “bad” day—you know the kind—a day when everything seems to break, go wrong, get left undone. Conversely, did you ever have one of those days when everything went right? For some of you that’s a little harder to remember, but think about it. Most of us have lots of those days, but we just aren’t aware of them. We remember the bad ones but we pay no attention to the good ones.We take them for granted. So imagine a day when everything goes right for you.
What would a good day look like to you? Have you ever thought about it?
Perhaps you get up feeling really good—a clear mind after a good nights sleep, ready for the day. You have time to get dressed leisurely, eat a good breakfast, and have dialog with your spouse and children. At work things go smoothly. You finish the big project, the boss gives you public praise, and you leave with a feeling of accomplishment (or at least of getting something done). If you own your own business, you may make the big sale, get a great review in social media, get a number of new customers. The evening isn’t spectacular but it is pleasant. For the day you have clean clothes, plenty to eat, a job or a thriving business, a comfortable environment and pleasant people around you. Wouldn’t you call that a good day?
Some of you are thinking BOR-ING.
A good day, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. A good day is held in the palm of your—attitude.
We probably all know people who, while they have everything money can buy, don’t seem to enjoy a good day. They wouldn’t recognize a good day if it bit them in the ass. There are just so many things to worry about, so many things that can go wrong. We know others who, with very little, have one good day after another. There are so many things to appreciate and so many things that go right.
Right now, as you read this, what kind of day are you creating for yourself? Oh, yes. You create your day—by what you think, by what you do, by your attitude. So if you create it, why not create a good one?
Take a moment or two to think about it. Each of us is different so I can’t describe for any of you what would constitute a good day.
Is a good day one in which nothing goes wrong? Or can it be a day in which, even though some things go wrong, you find solutions?
Every day has the potential of being a good day. It is you who make it good or bad.
Simplistic? You betcha.
It’s all in the attitude and in the choices you make.
What kind of day are you going to have?
I intend for everything to go right. I’m going to have a fantastic day!