Have you ever waked up in the morning, look outside and see the beautiful sun shining. You quickly think to yourself, “This is going to be a Marvelous Monday!” Well, that’s how I feel every Monday whether it’s raining, snowing, or sun shining. Yes, you’re probably thinking that I’m making this up but I am not. I have consciously made a decision to take each day as a new opportunity to do things better than the day before. We all have that power. Power is define as the ability to do work. Which means we can do work at any given time. I believe that every person has a power switch and I choose to be turned on!
It is difficult to see the contents of a room that is not illuminated. Even if a little bit of light is present, it may not be enough to light up the whole room. Once the lights are on, there is clarity. It may take a few seconds for your eyes to adjust but soon after you are able to make out specific details of that space.
This applies to our personal existence as well. Life is made up of different areas and sometimes it can feel like a balancing act. Some portions may be thriving and others portions can be disappointing. Whenever I focus and set goals for a specific part of my life, my satisfaction level usually increases. The section of my life that has become familiar, stagnant, and unsatisfying demands my attention.
Are you turned OFF? You look in the mirror and don’t recognize the person staring back. Life has truly moved; the goals and desires seem so distant. You’ve settled with the job that “pays the bills” and you don’t have time to yourself because you’re too busy running errands for the family. Even your health has taken the back burner. Living life day to day without any goals can be compared to a dimly lit room. You can choose to walk around in the darkness because you are familiar and comfortable with your life. You know exactly where everything is and that puts you at ease. But is that enough? Will it take another five or ten years to realize that you deserve more? Don’t get stuck. Your dreams need your energy to live.
Turn ON now. As long as you are breathing, there are goals need completing! To make your dreams come true, you have to put in the work that’s due. So, prioritize your values, gauge your satisfaction level, create an action plan and muster up the energy to change your situation. The same way you turn the power on to an electronic device to see what it's capabilities are, is the same way you can determine your own capabilities. It is a Marvelous Monday and it can also be a Terrific Tuesday! You have your power switch. Choose to be turned ON! Now!