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Coach John Wooden’s 7-Point Creed: #2 – Make each day your masterpiece

I am fortunate to live in a very beautiful area in Virginia – my deck looks out on an environmentally protected area with lots of tall trees and a wooded forest.  If I am lucky, occasionally I will see a deer or two walking through the woods.  In the fall, it is especially awe-striking with the reds, oranges and yellows of the leaves creating a picture perfect site.  I give thanks for these images as I breathe it all in.

Each weekend, I take an early morning walk with my dog to another area of our neighborhood where the golf course is located.  Today’s walk was especially stunning as there was white frost on the ground, a mist on the pond with a flock of geese gleefully playing on the water, and the sunrise appearing slowly through the towering trees.  It was gorgeous!  It was truly a masterpiece!  I was very glad I had my phone to capture the beauty of the quiet, still morning and felt exceptionally blessed to be a part of it.

Mornings are my favorite time of the day (after I’ve had my coffee, of course!) because there is a new energy, a feeling of having a fresh start, and a time to reflect on what I want my day to look like.  We have this amazing opportunity to create our own masterpiece – each and every day. It’s a wonderful thought, really.  Whatever has happened the day before, we can take learning lessons from that and grow each day.

Some strategies for building your own masterpiece may include journaling the night before what lessons you learned, what you feel positive about that occurred, and what you want to accomplish the next day.  Or perhaps reflecting first thing in the morning what steps you want to take to make it a great day for yourself.  Where do you want to focus your time?  What is important to get done?  How will you stay focused?  If things get off-track, how will you refocus?  Or in the morning, visualizing asking yourself at the end of the day, “This was a great day because I did x, x, x”, then DO IT!

What do you want your masterpiece to look like?  How will you create it for yourself?  If you want strategies for how to build your masterpiece in your life or career, book a free strategy call with me today!

Have a masterpiece of a day!


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