We don't stress about not knowing how a book ends when we read chapter one, and we don't get disappointed if we fail to reach our goal on the first day we set out to achieve it. We understand it's Day One, so we simply channel our efforts into doing our best on that day in order to position us to be at our best tomorrow.
Each week, we share positive motivation to encourage you to press onward this week. But some weeks, you don’t need a motivational quote, a picture, or a great shirt. You just need to see a picture of what’s possible. Like the following images submitted by Competitors of their “Day One” and today.
I’ve talked a lot the last few weeks about “Day One” and encouraging you to take action in one area of your life that you’ve been putting off for “one day.”
I’ve received some amazing emails back each week, and I had a few of the community members ask “How can I make today Day One?” Today, I wanted to address that and offer some advice that has worked for getting me from standing in neutral at the starting line, to moving forward.
It’s frustrating, disheartening, and outright demoralizing to see a door shut in your face time and time again. We want to compete, we want to keep banging on that door until someone opens it, but part of us questions if we can continue to handle the rejection. Every time we start to get momentum, we get shut down.
I know you have thoughts of giving up. It’s hard right now to find the (any!) motivation to bang on the door one more time. You may feel as if you’ve been down this road for so long now, that the frustration is almost unbearable. You look back at how many days in the past you’ve heard “no,” and you start looking ahead, imagining how many more “no’s” might await. So you want to avoid the heartache and just stop now.
Before you do, can I challenge you to try something?
How did yesterday go?
Did you experience a big win that you’re still celebrating today?
Or was it one of those “beat me up, can’t wait to put it behind me” type of days?
It’s a fresh day. Win or lose, Competitors learn to leave yesterday behind. Today is Day One.