How Getting Through Today Is One of The Keys To Success

Go through today; quit tomorrow living the dream

I don’t know about you, but there are days that I don’t want to do anything.  Well, anything productive that is.  Where I feel like my schedule is too full and I don’t have enough hours in the day to accomplish it all.

And a lot of times it is easier to just give up and crawl back in the bed.  Pulling the covers over our heads and shutting the world out.  But let’s not mistake getting rest with avoiding things that are important.  Avoiding today is not going to solve anything.   The right thing to do is to get through today.

Let’s not worry about tomorrow.  Just today.  24 hours. That’s our focus.  But how can you work on anything when your day starts out not how you wanted it to.  You are already running late or thinking about what type of traffic you have to fight through.  I know from experience that it’s a terrible feeling to start your day this way.

So let’s stop it now and I am going to help you.  If you are at home and reading this, let’s take five minutes to get into the right frame of mind.  I like using what’s called affirmations.   Affirmations are things that we say to ourselves that provide emotional support and encouragement.  They are positive motivational words that help to quickly get you in the right frame of mind.

Here are some of my favorite ones that I use daily:

“You are enough.”

“I believe in you.”

“Remember why you started.”

“Luck is the preparation meeting the moment of opportunity.”

“Let your faith in yourself be bigger than your fear.”

There are many more, but these are just a few that I say to myself each morning.  Now I want you to say these or other ones you find to yourself now.  Don’t just speak the words.  Put some meaning behind them.  Really feel what you are saying and focus on the words to solicit a real impact on your day.

Next, close your eyes and envision how you want your day to play out.  Get very detailed on what the end of the day looks like.  By doing this, you already know the outcome.  You already know the steps you need to take to have it all play out.  Visualizing your day this way can have lasting effects on not just your mood but how productive you are on anything you do for the entire day.

Look,  I am not saying that it’s not going to still be a challenging day.  You still may have some hiccups and setbacks, but you can manage them better.  You are in the right frame of mind and ready to deal with whatever comes your way.

Don’t think ahead to the things you have to accomplish tomorrow.  Only focus on today.  Taking each day one at a time is one of the keys to success.  Discipline and focus are two others.

 I know we have talked about discipline in the past.  You know what needs to be done and how to go about it.  We talked about stepping back and refocusing when the situation warranted it and how it can help you stay mindful of what you need to accomplish.

So the only thing to do now is seizing the day.  Get dressed.  Get ready. Stay focused and disciplined in everything you do.  Refocus when you need to.  Don’t think further than these 24 hours.  Only concentrate on these 86,400 seconds that you have to become that much better today.

Like Soledad O’Brien recently said at a conference, “Go through today.  You can always quit tomorrow.”

What steps are you going to take to get through today?  Let me know in the comments.


21 thoughts on “How Getting Through Today Is One of The Keys To Success

  1. This is a great post! Everyone needs a reminder from time to time. I try to have good morning, I also try to make sure at l eat one day a week is for me, to relax, reflect, whatever i need to do to recharge.

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  2. This is such great advice. I am a firm believer in affirmations and positivity in general. If you write down your goals, say them aloud to someone to hold you accountable and envision them as real, I truly believe that is powerful and will help you on your way to achieving them.

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  3. Staying positive and reciting some affirmations is a great way to start the day. I need to improve on focusing on one thing at a time, so I don’t feel overwhelmed. Today is a vacation day and I’ll be doing nothing. Sometimes that’s good too 🙂

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  4. It really is easy to want to escape from life when things get hectic. I totally agree that regularly practicing affirmations and good self care will allow you to better handle those moments when life gets overwhelming. I try to meditate and eat healthier but my discipline and focus isn’t always there. Definitely still a work in progress.

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    1. Yanique, I don’t think even the most discipline people have it all together. And that’s the beauty of it all.

      We are all striving for greatness one step, one day at a time. As long as we put our everything into each day, we can move on to the next satisfied. Obstacles and setbacks will come. It’s how we react to them that matters.

      Thanks for reading and commenting. 🙂


  5. Love that last quote! I like the idea of quitting tomorrow. It makes me feel as though today is very temporary, which of course it is. When we realize life is fluid, it’s easier to wade through our circumstances. Great post!

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  6. Discipline, I am still working on certain areas in my life. Soledad’s quotes are on point like to recite affirmation daily this motivate…. Those morning when I want to be lazy. Take it one day at a time my motto!

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