Motivational Monday - What are you excited about this Monday?
I used to dread Monday's. Waking up dreading to go to work. My weekend was the place and time to enjoy! Don’t get me wrong, I still Love the weekend, and I enjoy it to the fullest, but I no longer dread Mondays. Why is that, and how can you do the same? How can you get excited about Mondays and your week. The key is Purpose.
Before I chose to no longer accept the Monday blues, I did not have a purpose, a motivation to get out of bed on Monday. Once you discover a mission or purpose in life, and you work towards your goals every day, there is no need to dread anything anymore. Does that mean you never feel bad or do not want to sleep some more or have some extra time off? Absolutely! There are days that I do not feel great, or feel I could sleep more. My body is tired, I am mentally itchy and can get upset easily during those days. Those feelings remain, but today I am more aware of these and I take on full responsibility for managing and mastering these emotions (with help and accountability partner!) I choose to pick a different attitude!
Let me ask you: what are you excited about? I am personally excited to work towards living a life where I have the full freedom to travel, discover and explore the world, while inspiring and motivating millions of others to do the same. I want to help people to see that they can not see the world from their couch, behind their TV or computer screen. To see the world, is to go out into the world and explore it. This doesn't have to be to a far off destination, one can simply start by going to a library or coffee shop. Try a new book or new flavor of coffee. Or how about going for a nice walk and deeply connect with someone you love. One of the things I decided to change and love to do nowadays is no longer hanging in front of the TV, instead I choose to spend the time to go for a great walk with my wonderful wife and deeply connect with her each day.
How can you connect deeper and live a more meaningful Monday? What purpose do you have in life? What are your goals? What’s your mission? I love a mission from my friend Quentin McCain. His mission is to end mediocrity - he believes we all have the ability to rise above the small, meaningless stuff. To me, this includes dreading your Monday. If 95% of the people choose to feel bad about Monday, how about making the choice that you no longer will you accept Monday as a bad day. Decide to pick a mission, passion or purpose and start working on that excessively. I will guarantee you, that no Monday will ever be the same for you. Nor will your Tuesdays, by the way!
Start making the shift today, and decide right now, you no longer accept moody Monday’s, they will from now on be filled with excitement, joy, passion, curiosity and full presence. Live your life on purpose! Make a difference. Start your mission now!
P.S. Since Monday is almost over, you can still be doing something that makes today great! or start Tuesday!