It is no longer a secret how powerful having a positive mindset can be. And more and more, you are hearing about how successful people are journaling. For some people, they journal in the morning and for others its at night. Then some people journal both day and night. Some people ask themselves questions, while others just start writing and let thoughts come to their mind.
I recently heard on the Ed Mylett podcast, who is a successful entrepreneur, how he starts everyday by asking himself seven questions. As an experiment on myself, I took these seven questions and started answering these questions every morning over the past few weeks.
Seven Positive Mindset Questions:
- What am I most happy about in my life right now? What about that makes me happy? How does it make me feel?
- What am I most excited about in my life? What about that makes me excited? How does that make me feel?
- What am I most proud of in my life right now? What about that makes me proud? How does that make me feel?
- What am I grateful for in my life right now?
- What am I most enjoying in my life right now?
- What am I most committed to completing today? Pick one to three things you must complete.
- Who do I love?
What Happened To Me
I’m going to be honest with you and share something that happened to me one morning while going through this journaling exercise.
After I had my breakfast and coffee, I grabbed my journal. I looked at question one and had a complete blank. I thought to myself, Dang! Really? You don’t have anything to be happy about right now? So I then skipped on to number two. I wrote about something that excites me and what about that excited me. How it made me feel. Then I went to question three and answered what am I most proud of and what about that made me proud. How did that make me feel. And right there. When I asked myself, How did that make me feel? I answered HAPPY. And there it was… the answer to the first question.
I went back to number one and answered the question and moved on. My mindset had completely switched. I went from not knowing what I was happy about, to being fired up with a positive mindset. I was ready to attack the day and anything that was coming.
I’m getting fired up writing this now!
These seven questions have helped me get my mind right and focus on the good in my life. Starting my day with this positive mindset has allowed me to show up each day as a better coach, a better husband, a better father, a better _______ fill in the blank. There is no doubt in my mind how important this exercise is.
The Power In Developing This Habit
Seriously, think of the power in answering these questions every morning. If you do this every day for a year. What will that do for you and the people around you? What will you be able to accomplish? How will you show up in the world daily?
Take these questions and start answering them today. I promise you will have a positive mindset and will be ready to take on your day.