On your way into work tomorrow, what thoughts will run through your mind? If you’re like most of us, your natural inclination will be something like, “here comes another day at the grind! I hope I don’t see Jim today, he’s such a loudmouth! I can’t wait till the weekend’s here!” But do these thoughts help you? Or are they helping to create the very kind of day you dread?
Want Control? Take It!
Setting our expectations and our outlook for the day—or even for the next moment—is totally within our control. Would your morning be better if you chose to speak something better to yourself while walking from your car to the office?
Let Wise Men Teach You
Zig Ziglar once said, “Positive thinking won’t let you do anything, but it will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.” This is great advice from a great man! When’s the last time you took control of your circumstances and made a decision to have a great morning? Why let circumstances dictate our life to us? Do you really believe that telling yourself that your coworkers are rude and your work is boring does you any good? How about when you say things like, “it doesn’t matter how hard I work or what good things I do, no one notices anyway.” Do these statements help you, or hurt you?
Attitude and Response
Simple as it sounds or silly as it sounds, you make the choice every day whether your day will be great or a dud. Things outside your control will still happen. Some may be pleasant, others not—but your attitude going in and your response coming out are both things you choose. If you’re really interested in living a thriving life, right now’s a good time to start! What kind of day will you make today?