I came across this and thought I'd share! :)
An Excerpt from Five Steps to Personal PowerBy Patrick Ryan
Even though there are twenty-four hours in a day, I don't believe that all time is created equal.
I am convinced that what happens to us during both the first and last ten minutes of each day is inordinately important.
An athlete would not dream of starting a physical activity without first stretching and warming up. Similarly, we need to psychologically stretch and warm up each morning before starting our day.
Read on for the psychological warm-up that I use every morning to...
Talk Away Negativity and Prepare Myself for a Positive, Constructive, and Happy Day
Set your alarm clock for five minutes before you actually need to get out of bed.
It is important to wake up gently, without feeling rushed.
Before you get out of bed, ask (and answer) these three questions:
· What do I have to be thankful for?
· What do I have to look forward to today?
· What can I do today to move me closer to my goals?
If you wake up in the morning and ask a question like Oh God, another day: why me, Lord? your subconscious mind will spend the rest of the day validating that question.
But the opposite is also possible.
If you ask a question like, "What do I have to look forward to today?" your powerful subconscious mind will make every attempt to validate that question.
So the choice is really yours: you can either program your mind with garbage or program it with empowering thoughts and questions.