For me, the definition of a successful day is simple. It means that I have sustained mental energy to tackle both good and evil. It also means that I keep regret and anxiety to a minimum. I neither dwell on the past, which I can’t change, nor focus on the future that will end up nothing like I can possibly predict. Recently, I have noticed a success pattern. Those days start out the same way: Consciously.
THE EO BLOG
By David Hughes
“A man is but the product of his thoughts, what he thinks, he becomes.” – Mahatma Gandhi
So another day begins with the buzzing of the alarm clock. Shower, coffee, some toast and out the door in 20 minutes. It takes me another 20 minutes to drive to work and begin another work day. As my work day progresses my mind wanders to what I call “if only” land, or sometimes my mind wanders to “what if” land. I cruise through my day on auto-pilot and then begin my drive home. Tonight is my Tai Chi class and this fills me with a sense of anticipation. My Tai Chi class is my sanctuary, a place to block out the noises of daily life and just focus on the moment. What if my entire day could be filled with that kind of satisfaction, anticipation and focus? Oops, there I go again, wandering off to “what if” land.