How has your Monday been???
Perhaps it’s too early to ask this question as Monday is just beginning (assuming you’re actually reading this Monday Morning Boost in the morning).
But then maybe it’s not too early.
When do we decide how our Monday will be?
Or any other day for that matter.
When do you decide how your day was? Do we wait till the day is over and then decide, or decide beforehand?
German human rights activist Akilnathan Logeswaran had something to say about this. Akilnathan professes each day of the week should matter.
“Honestly, I never really understood the glorification of Fridays & weekends. I don’t want to build a life and career, where I spent five days a week waiting for the weekend. No! I want to enjoy my life, and don’t wish any weekday away. I want each day to matter to me, in some way, even if it’s a small tiny way. I love my life. Everyday. That’s the spirit we should convey all around us.”
If everyday matters, as Akilnathan professes and I believe, then let’s decide right now, at the beginning of the day, how today will be.
POWER OF THREE
Knowing how you want your day to end offers insight into how you should start your day. Ask yourself, when today is finished, what will you have done to make this day matter?
To give yourself a roadmap, consider incorporating the “Power Of Three” by focusing your planning and energy on these three key areas:
The three key projects I must be accomplished today are…
The three key people I need to connect with today are…
The three key actions steps I will take today are…
Note the “I will” language of these Power of Three steps. Writing down these steps in this manner is intentional. “I will” language activates our subconscious, empowering our brain to see things as if they were already done.
I have created measured success when I actively incorporate the Power of Three to focus my planning and energy for the day, especially when I consistently implement it as part of my morning ritual.
A special note…
I’m excited to announce I was selected to have an article published in the inaugural edition of The Overcomers Magazine.
The mission of The Overcomers Magazine, led by Jessica Sellers, is to “share key principles that will allow a person to overcome any hardship by following in the footsteps of those who have been through similar trials. None of these experiences are easy, but we desire to communicate hope in solutions.”
To that end, of communicating in hope of solutions, I shared again the journey of my brother Shane and “Life After Suicide.”
“Talking about hard things makes them seem not so hard,” I write. “Even difficult subjects like mental illness, depression, and suicide become easier to talk about when someone is willing to first talk about them…
“I am willing.”
If the message connects, I invite you to comment and share.
Have a great Monday! Thanks for letting me share.
p.s. Take 13 minutes today to activate the Power of Three by focusing your planning and energy to create a great Monday!
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