Yesterday was a busy one.
I scripted, shot and produced 4 new videos.
I fleshed out a new survey to help design a series of Vision Board webinar sessions.
Tina and I made dinner together.
It was a good day.
Not a perfect day, but a good day.
How do I know the difference?
I realize there are things I could have done better.
I did not go the gym as I’d intended (my new 4-word mantra: “Man boobs…not sexy”).
My snack during The Voice was potato chips (even as I saw the oranges on the counter).
I failed to complete and deliver this week’s e-newsletter.
Not a perfect day…oh well.
How do I fix it? Pretty simple, actually.
Awareness. Decision. Action.
At the end of the day, I took a quick look back, not to beat myself up but to at least identify one or two things I could have done (and will do today) better.
Got up early this morning and went to the gym.
Am drinking a fruit smoothie as I type this message (no potato chips).
This message will be part of this week’s e-newsletter, going out today.
It’s only 8:30am at the time of this writing.
That’s a great start.
Will today be a perfect day?
I doubt it…but it will be better than yesterday, because I care enough about myself, and my speaking career, and my health, and my relationship with Tina (just wrote her a cute little note) to MAKE it a better day.
String enough days of awareness and efforts to improve together, and what do you get?
A better day than you had yesterday.
A better life than you might have had, when you look back.
A better example for those who see you as a leader.
Go ahead, make it a less-than-perfect day.
It’s okay. No need to beat yourself up over it.
You can make it better tomorrow…and the day after that.