Since mornings cannot start at 10:00 am for the general majority here are three powerful mindsets to adopt that will have you channeling your inner Tom Cruise (when he was jumping on the couch) and have you raring to start your day.
1. Say Yes to Each Day
There are seven days in a week. Two of those days are greeted like bearers of the week’s winning lotto numbers. The rest are merely tolerated as placeholders for the preferred two. If this is your approach, you’ve signed up for the short end of an even shorter stick.
The power of yes is undeniable. Starting with “yes” energizes. It puts you in a position to seize opportunities as they arise and to stretch yourself and grow your grit.
Tomorrow when your alarm goes off, reach for it with thanks for waking you up. When the rising sun struggles to curl past your curtains, throw them back and welcome it in. When the first notes of the early bird’s call begin to rise, delight in its melody.
Life and luck favor the bold. Seize every moment. Seize every day. Say yes to each day.
2. Restate your Goals
The thoughts that you express through your words shape your life. Your brain is processing between 50,000-70,000 thoughts per day. Words and thoughts that are repeated often get stronger with each repetition. They sink into the subconscious mind and affect the behavior, actions and reactions of the person involved.
Restate your goals and the why behind them every day and you will ensure that your actions stay congruent to the actions required for their achievement.
3. Reset your Expectations about Others
People aren’t perfect, so you shouldn’t expect them to act perfectly says Patrik Edblad
Roman emperor and Stoic philosopher Marcus Aurelius recommends that “when you wake up in the morning, tell yourself: The people I deal with today will be meddling, ungrateful, arrogant, dishonest, jealous, and surly. They are like this because they can’t tell good from evil.”
If that sounds too harsh then the Ernio Hernandez approach might be more your style. “Treat every person like they are having the worst day. Treat yourself like you are having the best day.”
Or you may want to try what Joe Rogan suggests “Treat everyone as if they are you, living in another body.”
“If you want your life to change, your choices must change, and today is your best opportunity to begin!” ~ Author Unknown
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