Making the Most of Monday

 What if today was your day? The most amazing day of your life, so far? A day that would change everything for the better? What’s already good would become great. What’s already great would become amazing. And what’s already amazing would become the stuff of legends.

And all you had to do to take advantage of the good and wonderful things about to happen for you, was treat folks with a true and eager kindness, think mostly of those things that please you, and go out in the world, just a bit, where you could meet, and mingle, and fall in love?

Today’s your day, yet if by its end nothing seems to have happened, it may just mean that tomorrow, for sure, will be the most amazing day of your life.

Mike Dooley

“The only limits in our life are those we impose on ourselves.”

Bob Proctor

Do you believe that Mondays are good or bad?

What would happen if you decided to notice and document everything good that happens on Mondays and let go of what you consider to be bad?

Notice if you have a hard time letting go of the idea that Mondays—how should I put this plainly—suck?

In your mind, are you beginning to give me all the reasons you hate Mondays, or are you thinking of all the ways you have let go of this belief and want to share how much you now love and adore Mondays? Or have always liked them?

If you feel this strongly about Mondays, where else are you pouring your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs? Does the energy you are putting forth inspire you? Make you feel exhilarated and excited? Or does it give you a headache, or make you ready for a nap, or eager to get into an argument?

Because your thoughts, feelings, and beliefs about Mondays—and every other thing in your life—are either generating positive anabolic energy that is building you up from the cellular level, or is generating negative catabolic energy that is deteriorating your body and your life.

Mondays are not inherently good or bad. You can tell this is true by looking around. Is it a Universal Truth—meaning it is true regardless of who or where or when—that Mondays are the worst day of the week? In other words, does every single person on the planet agree that Monday’s are their least favorite day?

Nope. I actually really like Mondays and I know a lot of other people who do, too. It’s starting the week off with a clean slate, it’s the potential of all that can be done in a week, it’s getting back to work you love, it’s being in control of life rather than life being in control of you.

How you feel about Mondays is a choice. Yes, it may be absolutely true that your job stinks, or you are most happy playing with your friends, or that things tend to go wrong for you on Mondays, but it doesn’t have to be true. As Bruce Schneider says, what’s normal for you doesn’t mean necessary.

Regardless of whether you love or hate them, what is one small thing you can do today to shift how you think about Mondays? If you did that consistently, over time how would your perspective about Mondays begin to change? What difference do you think that might have on your life?

Together we can do it!

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