Wonderful Wednesday – it is wonderful to start the day with the evening in mind.
Each Wonderful Wednesday throughout the month of October the articles here will focus on starting the day in a way to make success more likely. In previous weeks, this space has been devoted to starting the day with prayer , starting the day with a good attitude and starting with positive affirmation.
I have always been a big believer in looking at the big picture and thinking long range. When you know what is coming down the road, you are better able to prepare. It is similar to checking the weather report each morning. Most people look or listen to the local weather report before going out to work each day. When you know what the weather will be like after work, you know if you should bring an umbrella, sunglasses or snow boots. The same idea applies to how you should start each day. You must start the day with the end of the day in mind in order to have a successful day.
There are some things you want to accomplish each day. There are tasks that you want to complete so that when the day ends and you lay down to sleep, you feel accomplished and satisfied. You must start each day with those things in mind. If you have a business dinner at 5:00 pm and a function at your children’s school at 8::00 pm it would not be a good idea to plan a shopping trip at 7:00 pm. Start the day thinking about how you want to end the day, what you want to have accomplished. There is a famous book by Steven J. Covey called, The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People one of the habits was,begin with the end in mind. The idea was that if you started something knowing where you want to end up, you are more likely to get there.
We must start the day with the evening in mind, because like it or not, want it or not, the evening is coming. So the question for you this Wonderful Wednesday is what is your secret for starting a day that ends great?