Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Today Is Always A New Day
There are going to be days when nothing seems to go right. No matter what you do or what you try, you can't seem to get things to work the way you want them to work. Sometimes, shit just happens. It happens to everyone. It will be frustrating. It will be aggravating. It will difficult to keep your head in the game. We all have days like this and how we react to them is what separates the good from the great.
Forget about these days as soon as they end. Move on. Start the next day by living in the moment. Don't spend any time thinking about the past and just push forward. It's the same advice many of the athletes in the Olympics get...if you have one bad performance, you have to immediately put it behind you and just focus on what you are doing now. The people who can do this are the ones who can achieve amazing things.
Think about it. Are you going to be able to do your best work when you are still thinking about and fuming over the things that went wrong yesterday? Are you going to be able to do your best work when you are wondering what you needed to do better last week? Are you going to be able to do your best work when you continue to think about what you should have done differently in the past? No. You just can't. To do your best work, you have to be living in the moment and you have to focus on the task at hand, nothing else.
We are all going to have bad days. Things are going to go wrong. We aren't always going to accomplish what we want to accomplish. Sometimes, something isn't going to work the way we want it to work. There will be frustrating days, but we just have to get through them and then start again. We don't have to let these days bring us down. We don't have to let these days affect the days to come. Forget about them and try again.
Shit happens...how we deal with it is what really matters. Don't let today be ruined by what happened yesterday.