Engineering the win in our daily lives each day is something we are each responsible for. The world meets nobody halfway on this topic.
When you wake up in the morning, there is not going to be a magical hand reaching out to pull you out of bed and hand you your coffee. Nobody is going to get your workout in for you. Nobody is going to motivate you to get you to jump with joy and say, “today is going to be a great day!” Nobody is going to break down the most meaningful news into the most digestible format and spoon feed it to you in a cliff notes version.
Truth is, life is designed by nature to be tough. It’s survival of the fittest.
So, what are you doing to stay fit today?
What can you do today to move yourself 1% closer to a better you? How do you engineer that small win every day?
Simple, positive and powerful routines can make the difference.
Journaling is one of those routines.
Here is a simple way to journal — one page and three sections:
- First section = gratitude. Write down something that happened in the last 24 hours that you are grateful for.
- Second section = four things. List the four work and personal things you must get done today to move yourself ahead. (For me, it is usually three work tasks and one personal item.)
- Third section = titled lesson. Write out a lesson you learned in the last day, and take the most positive approach to how you can learn that lesson to improve your life.
Remember, it is on each of us to get ourselves ready for each day. To engineer the win and make it the best day possible, we need strong morning routines that empower us and wrap us up in positive energy.