Good Morning: Turn Mediocre into Magnificent

"Some days there won't be a song in your heart. Sing
anyway."--Emory Austin

Good morning! 

Oh the truth in Emory's statement.... how I wish it wasn't so! But
it is true - we have natural "highs" and "lows" and some days there
isn't a song in our heart. So what we do on those days? How do we
embrace life and be positive on the days when the "spark" just
isn't there? We do just as Emory suggests - we "sing anyway." And
we sing loud enough to wake up that spark. 

One of the things cognitive therapy reveals is that when we
consistently "act as if" we "become." Sometimes we have to force a
behavior in order to do it consistently enough to internalize it.
On our "down days" it is more important than ever to engage in
behaviors that fight the negativity in our minds and the sadness in
our souls. 

You don't have to accept a mediocre day. You don't have to accept a
mediocre life. In fact, I encourage you to accept nothing but the
best. Sure, you will have days that start out "low." Fight back.
Sing. In any given moment you have the power to change your day.
You have undoubtedly heard the quote "Fake it until you make it."
On those "low" days, shout out your affirmations. Write them over
and over. Even if they don't feel sincere, keep saying them. Our
words have power, and they have the power to transform the mediocre
into the magnificent.

Your Turn:
Draw the rooms of your life like an architect would draw a floor
plan. In each "room" write down what potential you have and how you
might grow. 

Your affirmation: 
I have the power to transform the mediocre into the magnificent.



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