What exactly would it take for this day to be “your best day ever?” Maybe winning the lottery? Being proposed to? Getting that huge promotion you’ve been working for? Maybe the birth of your first child? Or better yet, the birth of your first grandchild?
There are so many things that can make a day great that we can’t even think of them all. But here’s one that we don’t think of often enough… that we should.
To make today great decide that today will be great!
I know that sounds a bit simplistic however it’s anything but easy. There is no more important a choice you can make to begin each day than the choice of a positive attitude. That’s not always an easy choice.
For starters it must be a conscious choice. If we don’t intentionally make a decision to choose a positive attitude then other people and other things WILL make the choice for us. They seldom make a positive choice.
When trying to make that choice focus on what’s going well. Think about what you have and not on what you don’t. If trying to focus on the “good stuff” doesn’t work then remember the immortal words of Yoda, “No! Try not! Do or do not, there is no try.”
Then DO make the choice of a positive attitude!
If you can start your day on a positive footing it makes every thing else you’re going to do that day easier. If fact, a positive attitude makes everything better. It makes everything easier. It energizes your thoughts and your actions. It supercharges your relationships and helps you positively influence others.
When you choose a positive attitude you can turn what looks like a rough day into a positively great day. You see, all it takes to make any day your best day is a decision.
What will you decide?
4 thoughts on “Your Best Day”
Best day ever? Great question and a good way to begin any new day. It’s already a good day and I have only been up for an hour. I work on making every day better than the one before and tend to steer away from superlatives. One reason is that if today becomes the best day ever, then where do you go after that? I would not want to be in the position that yesterday was the best day ever and have it be in the past. I look forward to each new day when it begins, not before in the sense that tomorrow never comes and today is the tomorrow we talked about yesterday. So, there’s that. I am looking forward to the rest of today for many reasons and am celebrating the beginning with gratitude for having the opportunities in front of me, one thing at a time, in the present, now. Thanks, Steve.
Thanks Gary, except now I’m not sure if today is tomorrow’s yesterday or yesterday’s tomorrow? Think I’ll follow your lead and just focus on today, I guess that’s all we can control anyway. 🙂
As easy as it seems, a lot of people do not even try…. I can tell ’cause I know a few and the worst thing is they refuse to see what is in front of them… It is a shame.
Sad but true, too often people focus on what they want and miss seeing all that they have.