This is something I tell the boys each and every single day before they head off to school. It may seem like overkill to tell an 11 and 6 year old to make today the best day of their lives, but it is a simple reminder to them and to myself that today is all we are guaranteed.
It’s a simple mantra with a complex and deep meaning that can help all of us evaluate our priorities for the day. I am not asking you to live your life in fear that it might be your last day, but rather just a call to remember to focus on what you can control.
Prioritize the “controllables” (your mindset and your response to events) to help drive you towards your goals. Those things that we can not control (our body, the weather, traffic, other peoples words/actions, etc) are not worth the time spent away from the controllable aspects.
As we move into 2019 I ask each of you to start each day with this statement: “Anything that happens to me today is in my best interest and it’s an opportunity to learn and grow”. If you truly embrace this growth mindset statement you will be able to make each day of this new year your masterpiece.