On occasion I wake up and check out the news, and most times I usually find a “lot” of negativity in the headlines. If it isn’t about some celebrity breakup or massive shootings some place or the outbreak of Ebola, it just seems sometimes like negativity dominates most of our lives when it comes to the media. With that being said, is there an actual “formula” for ensuring a great day? From what I have gathered, a LOT of people wait to see if a “good day comes to them.” I say that you actually can help your chances “significantly” by putting measures into place that will “increase” the possibility that your day will be great. For instance, if you don’t get enough sleep at night, you won’t be “well rested enough” in the morning and already starting off with a “disadvantage.” You may “think” that you are just fine (and for the moment you just might be) but when this happens continually over time it will catch up to you. Also, knowing your workload “ahead of time” could also help you to have a better day. Even if you can manage to get “psychologically prepared” for the upcoming massive task you have to endure then it can “still” make a big difference in your success ratio. Sometimes “having a great day” can also involve your own mindset. If you wake up in the morning thinking “a whole lot of negative thoughts,” then in essence your are bringing about your own “negative energy.” Have you ever noticed how people with confidence seem to make things happen? That is because they bring about an “air of security” in their faith that they “will” get the job done. Just imagine this scenario: Two people are hanging from a cliff with a ten thousand foot drop to the ground below. One of them continually says to himself, “I’m going to make it…. I’m going to make it.” The other one says to himself, “I’m going to die…” Which one would YOU put your money on? Of course, NOTHING is guaranteed in life, and no matter how positively you may start your day, there will always be circumstances that are not within your control. Those factors you can’t do much about, but you “can” at least manipulate the part of your day that you CAN control. People who win money at gambling are usually people that we consider “lucky.” However, how much of that is their own belief and faith that they can hit it big? YOUR day starts with what you bring to the table. If you have a positive outlook then chances are your day could turn out to be a lot better than someone who can’t do anything else but accentuate the negative. While reading my Daily Thought how are YOU feeling right now? Do you feel as though you have a long day ahead of you while feeling too tired and just want to get it over with or are you psyched up an ready to take on ALL challenges? Your day can be as great as you want it to be if you just alter your outlook on your own responsibilities. Being lucky doesn’t always have to involve “just luck.” Why not try out a more positive approach and “see” if it makes a difference in your world? Thank you for reading my Daily Thought, and as always, I wish you the very best this weekend that life has to offer.
Comedian Chris Tucker, Brother Bill Jolly, and Brett Jolly