At the beginning of this year I was told by a dear friend “You are 100% successful at surviving your worst day”. At the time, I wanted to punch them in the face…successful my ass. My life had been turned upside down. I was unarmed and unprepared. I felt defeated, I felt disregarded, and most of all I felt scared about what my future would look like. In fact, for the first time in my life I felt like a complete failure. And although I did not feel successful, she had a great point because I had survived a very bad day. Reality was, it had been a bad 3-4 months.
Bad days are inevitable and they come with differing amounts of intensity and severity. Those damn things are like a pimple. They sneak up on you and then hurt to hell when you try to force them out! And upon continued attention, just grow and grow, and become more and more red, and tender, and recognizable on your face to the entire world. How does looking like Rudolph for a few days sound? The fact is, it’s easier for us to focus on what is happening in the moment, then the potential of what could be if we only let it be. And yes I’m referencing bad days and pimples.
So how was I able to successfully navigate through and survive my worst days? It all starts with mindset. I totally acknowledge that “mindset” is a word that’s easy to throw around. Duh, change your thinking and your life will be filled with rainbows and butterflies…easy right? Chhhhhhh. Heck no!
My idea of mindset goes far beyond changing your thinking…I actually don’t think it’s about change at all. To me, mindset is the way you think about yourself and your environment.
It’s about creating an idea of who you want to be in this life and what that life will actually look like when you’re living as that person; whether you have a good day or bad day.
Oddly enough, when you actually create and manifest an idea of who or what you want in life, it happens! I know, I know it’s totally hippy-dippy, far out thinking…but shit if it didn’t work.
My success in surviving the days that are worse than others, is something you have at your fingertips. It starts with a belief within yourself that you are strong, capable, and destined to be in a better and more successful spot than you were the day before. You are the only person who can measure that success. Like me, you carry all the tools necessary to survive anything. Today, I am reminding you that, like me, you are 100% successful at surviving your worst day…because you’re here, you’re breathing, you’re alive and that my friend is something to rack up as a win!