1. In the beginning God created the heaven and the earth.
2. And the earth was without form, and void; and darkness was upon the face of the deep. And the Spirit of God moved upon the face of the waters.
3. And God said , Let there be light: and there was light.
Make no mistake about it: Everything has to start somewhere!
I’m sure I’ve written many times about my love of Mondays. When you have a weird, against-the-grain fetish like that, you generally share it with others. It’s like, “Look! Crackpot in the room!” I’m okay with that.
Mondays, to me, are like tiny little New Year’s Days. So much potential. So many possibilities!
The coolest thing about Mondays is this: Last week is just that – last week. Monday marks a new week and a new beginning. Things that you meant to do more often last week can be done more often this week. Things that worked last week can be repeated this week. The mistakes and missteps? Leave them in the previous week and don’t go back for them.
If life were college (and the analogy fits), last week was your lesson. This week is your test. How much did you learn?!
As you embark on a new week, try to push yourself a little further each day. If you normally operate at a level of 6, try 7 on for size. If you normally compliment 2 people a day, crank the number up to 8. If you haven’t brought your wife a Chai Tea home from Starbucks in a couple of weeks, surprise her with a Venti. The closet, garage, or kitchen drawer you’ve been meaning to clean out. Today’s good!
Basically, here it is. If, next Monday, you want to be exactly WHO you are today, know exactly WHAT you know today, and be surrounded by things JUST AS THEY ARE…. keep on doing what you’ve been doing. It’s got you where you are and it’ll keep you there.
However, if you want to be better, healthier, wiser, stronger, happier, and possibly even leaner – kick it up a notch. Everything starts somewhere and a new and improved you is now on the clock.
What are some things you, personally, would like to start doing differently? Are there certain habits you’d like to develop or habits you’d like to drop? How will you use Monday to kick off a great week?