Are you ready for today? Even if it is a Monday? Fresh starts are part of what keep people energized.
Going back to work, or continuing on after a long stretch without a day off has something to do with how you’ll start.
Time to get back to work.
Back to the grind.
I have to get something done today.
Those are the words of someone who isn’t ready to really make a difference. Trudging onward isn’t the same as leaping forward.
Often the difference in motivation between something that you want to do and something that you have to do is what you tell yourself about the outcome.
The decision about the outcome often happens before you get started.
Sometimes people lose sight of where the real magic is created. They get caught up in how many customers served, the revenue for today, or the number of boxes shipped.
Those things matter but they don’t always feel magical. They feel the same. Day after day.
If you want to live the dream, maybe it has something to do with what you imagine.
Day after day you have a chance to view what happens next as the opportunity, not the grind.
Opportunities aren’t always made in the same day, the same week, or even in a year or more. Opportunities and open doors are attached to what others see as creating their magic.
The new car shopper versus the tired car salesperson.
A nice fresh haircut versus the barber with two people waiting.
The person looking out the window or checking the tracking updates of their package, versus the delivery driver with thirty more stops on his or her route.
Every day is an opportunity for someone to make a difference.
Maybe it is time to decide what the grind really means.
It’s why fresh starts matter.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.