What If EVERY Day Was Like Today?

Let me ask you this…

Do you have big plans and intentions for your future?

Do you act on that vision each and every day?

Exciting goals are fun to imagine. It´s easy to do and they feel good.

Quite often, though, putting them into action is another story altogether.

Too many people live their lives in a way that keeps them stuck in the status quo.

And that makes me wonder…

How happy are YOU with the status quo? How happy are you with where you´re headed?

How happy are you

Instead of settling for what you´ve got, why not live each day in a way that changes your future?

Here are some tips to get you started:

Imagine Your Average Day

Let´s use yesterday as an example (unless something special or unusual happened, then choose a day that´s more like what you experience on a day-to-day basis)

Okay, ready?

  • Think about what you ate and drank.
  • How much exercise did you get?
  • What did you do socially? Did you go out and interact with others?
  •  Did you call any friends?
  •  If you´re single, did you ask anyone out on a date? 
  •  If you´re married, what did you do to deepen and enhance your relationship?
  •  Did you do anything to increase your income or advance your career?
  •  Did you learn anything new that would be useful in the future?

Now…

Consider Your Average Weekend

Take a look at the questions we just went through and ask them again, focusing on a typical weekend this time around.

Imagine living the same day over and over, and over again for the next 10 years.

How would that make you feel? Where would you end up?

Based on the things you eat and the exercise you get on your typical day, what would you expect your health and body composition to look like in 10 years?

Now ask yourself the SAME question with respect to your

  • Finances
  • Social life
  • Marriage/relationship
  • Career
  • Social life

After 10 years of living your average day, where would you be? What would your life look like? Would that make you happy?

Meet Mary...​

Let’s take a look at a hypothetical example:

Mary is 42-years old. She’s divorced and works as a low-level manager at a large corporation. While she’s not in bad shape, she could definitely stand to lose 15 pounds or so. And though she´s saved some money over the years, she doesn´t make a point of saving regularly.

An Average Day In The Life Of Mary

On Monday, Mary stops at Starbucks on the way to work for a café latte and a muffin. Breakfast sets her back $9 and 1,400 calories, but she has a decent job, so she doesn’t worry about it too much. She figures she deserves it anyway.

She arrives to work 15 minutes late. Not late enough to get into any trouble, but she’s always a little late, so people notice. She’s not setting the world on fire at work, but she does enough to keep her job secure. Like most people, she avoids work if she can get away with it. She figures she deserves to be paid more if they want more work.

She eats lunch out of the snack machine and drinks a bottle of water. Water is good for you, she thinks, so it’s not a horrible lunch.

She drives home at 5:00 and watches the news while her frozen dinner is cooking. The meal isn’t healthy, but it’s not too bad either. She eats dinner and surfs the personal ads looking for the man of her dreams. She finds one man that appeals to her and she pastes the same introduction email she’s sent to 100 men before.

She watches a little more TV and then reads 20 pages from a romance novel. She’s feeling industrious, so she washes all the dishes and pays some bills before getting ready for bed. In bed, she plays on her phone and checks her Facebook news feed.

Tuesday through Friday, her days look pretty much the same.

Where can Mary realistically expect to be in 10 years?

Is your average day remarkably more meaningful and productive?

Where will YOU be in 10 years?

Are you living a day that will lead to positive changes in your life? Or are you simply passing the time with short-term comfort in mind?

As you live your day today, ask yourself:

What are the long-term implications of what I am doing at this moment? Does it really matter? Will it get me where I want to go?

And if you need help figuring it out, consider joining the Brilliance Community, our free, private FB group of amazing women just like YOU wanting to make Brilliant things happen in their lives. We´d love to have you!

About the Author Jan Marie Mueller

Jan Marie Mueller is founder of the inspirational blog ThinkBrilliantly and The Brilliance Community, a free Facebook group dedicated to empowering women to let their inner brilliance shine! Her mission is to help women everywhere shift the way they think about themselves, their world and those around them so they have the confidence to do, be and have what they want most in life!

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