We hear this advice a lot, ‘Do your best’, they say. But how do you go about it? Start by using yesterday as your baseline. What did you accomplish? Then identify one item you could improve upon, do better, faster, better. As you are working, throughout the day, let your passion seep into your work and do each task as if you intend to create a masterpiece.
Pretend you live a world-class life. You are the master chef when you prepare your morning coffee. As the Prima Ballerina, you dance, floating gracefully into the shower, and while you brush your teeth. Coco selects your outfit and accessories. At work, your inner Einstein helps you complete your spreadsheet, while Hemmingway composes your emails, and Dale Carnegie conducts your meetings.
Jillian leads you through a grueling workout, Danica Patrick drives you home on congested highways, and Julia Childs prepares your dinner. Vow to give up using excuses for why you can’t. Get out of your way and start. Keep your promises to others, without fail. But realize it’s just as important to keep the promises you make to yourself. Get a good night’s sleep, dream beautiful dreams, then do it again.
Will your today be better than yesterday?
Keep on writing.
Jo Hawk The Writer