How are you today?
This is maybe the most common greeting used when meeting someone. How you respond can set the tone to the remainder of that conversation, and, your day.
I’m certain I stole this line from someone many years ago, but when people ask me how I’m doing, my go-to response is “Best day of my life, so far”. I typically get an odd look and a smile with a response of, “Really?”
Life can be hard, and if you have a job with goals to meet, bills to pay, children to care for, and are trying to balance life and career, at times it can drag you down. That’s understandable. But, to get the most out of each day, I encourage you to start your day with something positive and continue your day with positive thoughts and comments.
Try starting your day with this… Look in the mirror and say to yourself, “I am a GREAT person and today is going to be a GREAT day”. It’s a bit silly, and you’ll feel a little awkward watching yourself say this, but it sets the tone for the rest of your day. I’m a huge believer in affirmations and positive thinking. Find an affirmation that fits you and read it every morning. It will take less than 2 to 3 minutes to complete, and it will be the best 3 minutes you spend all day.
Is it true? Is every day the best day of my life, so far? No! I’m human and some days are tougher than others. Some days I fake it. But, putting a smile on my face and saying positive things makes it better than if I had not.
Whether you’re in a leadership role or you are selling, remaining positive and cheerful is your obligation to those you are leading and to your clients. Nobody wants to be around an unhappy person.
Start every day off by saying, “I’m a GREAT person and today is going to be a GREAT day”, and then go out and have… “The Best Day of Your Life, So Far”.