Frame tomorrow by asking this question today…

“No one rises above who he or she has been without first having fallen down. The best time – in fact, the only time – to make a real change in your life is in the moment of seeing the need for it. He who hesitates always gets lost in the hundred reasons why tomorrow is a better day to get started.”

Guy Finley

At the end of every day, I ask myself the question, “What would have made today even better?” Sometimes my answers are superficial; sometimes, they are incredibly enlightening. What I have learned by asking myself this question over the years is that it allows me to “tune in” to the day’s efforts and pragmatically assess how I spent my time. This practice helps reset my mind and refocus my energy on defining how I want to finish tomorrow.  

Understanding the need for change is what allows you to embrace the effort needed to make the shift. Try asking yourself this question at the end of every day for a month and reread your answers the following morning. You might be surprised at what you learn.

Better today than yesterday!

“Tomorrow is the most important thing in life. Comes into us at midnight very clean. It’s perfect when it arrives and it puts itself in our hands. It hopes we’ve learned something from yesterday.”

John Wayne

How often do we start the new day with the thought that it is a brand new and clean day? A day that is ready to be embraced fully because we are a little bit smarter and better because of the day before? Think of the impact on our lives if every day we were to focus on the lessons learned from yesterday and seek to improve today based on those learnings. Talk about continuous improvement!

I journal daily and I am going to add this question to my end of day routine for a while to see how it impacts tomorrow: “What did I learn today that will make tomorrow better?”

Best & Worst…

“We can not predict what will happen tomorrow, but we can prepare ourselves to face it.”

Ophelia Callens

What is the best, and worst, that can happen? When you think about life in these extremes you can begin to prepare for a future that might become reality, but isn’t guaranteed.

Sometimes being prepared is all the difference needed to turn a worst into a best instead…

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