5 Daily Reminders for when you wake up

In Who is Doug? by Doug Phelps

Mornings are essential to our overall well-being. In fact, our morning sets the tone for the rest of the day. This makes the morning the perfect time to get into the habit of training ourselves to approach each day with a fresh perspective and positive attitude. Here are five daily reminders for when you wake up:

Today can be great, but only if we make it so

Why do we often feel so powerless or helpless?  Because we convince ourselves that we are.  We wait for things to be given to us, instead of using our innate gifts to make things happen. Whether or not today will be a great day depends entirely on our attitude – which is in our sole control.  It doesn’t depend on anyone else.  If you want to have a great day, then choose to have one!

There is a lot we can control

There are plenty of things that are out of our control, but don’t believe that means you don’t have some control over your life.  The reality is that the lives we are living are almost entirely by our own design.  We make many choices along the way that guide us down the road we’re currently traveling. When we own our decisions, we can take control of the outcome.

Success is a lifestyle

We all want to achieve success, but we need to remember that success in not the result of a specific achievement.  Success is not crossing over some arbitrary finishing line. Rather, success is the ability to fight the good fight, day in and day out, and bounce back smarter and leaner.  Success is a lifestyle, a state of being.  Success is what we attract by the person we become.

Your focused presence matters

While modern technology is life-changing in many beneficial ways, there is an aspect of this technology that greatly interferes with our lives and relationships. We can be so addicted to the screen that we miss out on the opportunity to enjoy real life unfolding all around us.

Take the opportunity to disconnect from technology whenever possible. Instead, connect with people using your full and undivided attention, nurturing real human connection.

Today is a blessing

Waking up each morning is a blessing. Truly – we don’t live in a world of perpetual peace, but one laden with bouts of chaos. Having another day to breathe, to experience life and to do something meaningful, is the greatest gift we can receive.  Make today count!

Updated: 2nd June 2018