It’s a new day and a new week. Let’s get started off on both on the right foot. I found some quotes that all point in that same direction:
“Each morning we are born again. What we do today is what matters most.” – Buddha
“Don’t start your day with the broken pieces of yesterday. Every morning we wake up is the first day of the rest of our lives.” – Unknown
“Your life isn’t behind you; your memories are behind you. Your life is ALWAYS ahead of you. Today is a new day – seize it!” – Steve Maraboli
For many people it is hard to let go of what happened yesterday or last week, but you must do that so that you can focus upon what’s coming up or at you today and this week. Hopefully you learned something from what happened last week and stored that knowledge away for future use; however, you needn’t dwell upon it and let it distract you from what is ahead.
Don’t get bogged down in the coulda, woudla, shoulda’s of the past. You didn’t, so move on. You still have “I will” ahead of you. Make the most of your upcoming opportunities.
You will need more than just good intentions, however. One of my mom’s favorite savings was: “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” Good intentions not acted upon just become paving stones to failure. The key to success is committing to an action plan that will make those good intentions come true.
So, let us resolve that tomorrow is behind us, along with whatever disappointments or failures or pains that it brought. We have not failed yet today. We have not disappointed yet today. We have not yet experienced any pain today. What happens today or how we react to things today is still within our control. Seize the day! Own it! It is yours to make of it what you will. Perhaps we should start today and every day with this thought from Psalm 118:24 – “This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.”
You might be pleasantly surprised how much better your days go if you start off rejoicing in each new day. Start off on the right foot.