Every finish starts with a beginning. For you to finish the week big, you have to kick-off the week strong. Monday matters most because it is the beginning of the week. Embracing it with enthusiasm as the first day of the work week will have a major impact on how you finish.
- If you view Monday as drudgery and find it hard to face, it is going to be hard to face the rest of your week. Conversely, if you embrace Monday as a kick off to experiencing great feats that only crescendos as the week progresses. By the end of the week your success ratio will have increased exponentially. Focus on the successes for the week that can only begin on Monday.
- Embrace an “I Can” attitude that translates into one successful accomplishment after another. That same attitude will follow you throughout the week, by the end of the week you will have completed more tasks and feel more energized as you face the ensuing week.
- Take a moment to plan out your day and your week. Nothing makes you feel great like knowing that you have taken authority. When you stop for a moment to plan out your week on Monday, you take authority over your week and your week does not take authority over you.
- Be flexible. Accept the fact that your best-made plans will have to make allowances for unexpected situations that you may not foresee. However, you can adjust your attitude to make way for those unperceived issues that take you away from your well-thought out week. Embrace them with enthusiasm and keep it moving. Make the shift and quickly return to your plan of action.
- Have a “pep rally me” moment. Celebrate every accomplishment, even if it is just a shout, “Hooray for me!” If you begin the week celebrating your accomplishments on Monday and carry that same attitude of celebration throughout, you will have a great celebration at the end of the week. Every day set aside time just to celebrate you, your effort and your accomplishments.
Embrace Monday with vigor, fervency and passion as a blueprint for week-long success. It all begins and ends with you. Leave comments below letting us know how you feel on Monday and what you’ve done to embrace Monday as an ally and not a foe.