You know why I choose to write these emails on Monday?
I wanted to help you create a positive association with a day many of you come to dread. Either that or I wanted to at least help you use the frustration that comes from this day as motivation to do the extra work required.
Either way, I want you to use this exact day to your advantage. If you can start your week off on the right note, starting with the first day, you can perhaps have a successful Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, and next thing you know you have a solid week under your belt.
I’m here to tell you that one solid week can be enough to change your life if you ride that wave of momentum. I think the first week of my writing career I wrote about three articles. It has been five years and I never stopped. A year ago, I started hitting the gym after getting out of shape. I’ve been working out every week since and have lost roughly 50 pounds.
I know many of you read this email each Monday, hoping that something hits you just the right way so you can finally have that week. While I think inspiration provides value, else why write this email, ultimately you’re going to have to come to a decision.
What decision? Could be framed in many different ways:
- Enough is enough — This is the frame that worked best for me. I literally yelled out loud in my room that I was tired of being a loser. This wasn’t the week that sparked my writing career, but it was a week that preceded it where I started learning about self-improvement and never stopped.
- I’m going to start living — You don’t have to use negative emotions as fuel like I did, you could just decide to say “You know what? Screw it. Life is short. Why am I so serious, overanalyzing everything all the time?”
- I’m going to finally do x — Find a task that you’ve been meaning to knock off your list, something that could be the start of a whole new venture. I’d thought about making a YouTube channel for years. One day, I sat down, opened the webcam on my computer, hit record, started talking, and uploaded the video. I’ve done roughly 150 videos since.
You find a frame that works, use it as a spark, get a good week going, and hopefully use that momentum to build an entirely new lane for your life. Simple, unsexy, but exactly how the process works.
I truly do wish motivation and building a dream had a magic answer. I’d love to give you the ten-step blueprint to success. But I can’t. I can only give you the seed you can use to grow a new life. The process won’t be straightforward, but any kind of forward is usually good.
‘Forward’ is better than ‘still,’ which is really ‘backward.’ It’s better than truly ‘backward’ where you know you’re certainly behaving in ways that are detrimental to your life.
You can start some sort of forward positive action today. Could be the smallest thing. Try something. Start.
Matter of fact leave a comment and make a commitment to making this week different.
I want to see what you have to say and adding that verbal commitment can help you stick to the process.
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