I wake up really (really) early so that I can get my head in the game before the family is up and running in their many different directions. Most mornings, I only have 30-45 minutes to plan my day, read, reflect and focus my energy--but, if I skip that early morning focus time--my day meanders and I lose direction. I really do find that I if I wake with determination and set a positive course, my day flows toward a successful ending. Every moment of the day may not be positive and successful--but, it has an overall successful, positive feel at its end!
Rather than getting discouraged and feeling defeated by life's ups and downs--I need to remember that today is a new day. Every day. If I stay strong and determined to reach my goals--I think the hardest part of my daily battle is won!
Growing up, I was told again and again, that "a man can do anything he sets his mind to do". I used to take that to mean that we can do anything--realistic or not--in spite of natural talent or ability--and I was never sure that this was really possible. I think, instead, it meant that if you stay driven, stay determined, and keep trying--you will find some level of success toward a goal.
So--today--I am working on re-setting my mind to accomplish a few different goals--in spite of a few stumbles and missteps! Moving forward, on this new day, with determination to succeed.
Have a wonderful Monday!