How To Have A Great Day

how to have a great dayYesterday was a great day! Today is going to be a great day! And if I have my way, I will have a great day tomorrow too.

While I was running a few weeks ago the bible verse, Psalms 118:24 popped up in my mind, “This is the day the Lord has made.” I smiled and agreed with that notion but then added to that thought… “That might be true but it is up to me to make it awesome!”

You can always have a great day and it has nothing to do with the weather, how you get along with people or anything external like that. All of that falls into the category of “things outside of your control.” And if you are always relying on those things to have a great day, nine chances out of ten you are going to be sorely disappointed.

How To Have A Great Day

If you want to have a great day then it is up to YOU to have a great day.

If you want to have a great day, it will be if you decide that it will be so.

If you attitude is positive and optimistic, you are going to have a great day.

If your day is spent working towards and taking action that you gets you one-step (or more) closer to achieving you goals… you are going to have a great day.

One of my clients once told me how she gauges whether or not she had a great day or not and it is a measuring stick that I have adopted and now use for myself. She told me that every day it is her goal to go to bed completely wiped out and exhausted while having the knowledge that she worked hard that day and did everything that she could possibly accomplish.

She always has a positive attitude, works hard, and at the end of the day when she goes to sleep, she has the knowledge and the peace of mind that she did her best and because of that, she always has great days.

One of my running coaches once told me that how we get better is we have a good run… string enough good runs together and you end up with a good training week. After you accumulate a few good training weeks… well, then you are getting somewhere.

It’s the same with life… have a great day today… have a great day tomorrow. After you have had a great day for a few days, it’s then a great week. Add a few of those great weeks together and guess what? You got it… the accumulation of great days equals having a great life!

A great day is the foundation for building a great life… just keep having one great day after another… It may seem like a challenge and hard to do but here is the deal… just tell yourself this… “You only have to have a great day today.” Just focus on that, tell yourself that multiples times during the day and allow everything else to take care of itself.

Tomorrow… just tell yourself that all over again… “You only have to have a great day today…” It’s easy to have a great day if you tell yourself that and just start from there.

Andy Wooten M.A. Counseling – Certified Life Coach – Aspen, Colorado

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Photo By Andy Wooten 22 July 2000

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