So many people have a thing about Monday mornings, and it’s not good. However, the way you start something has a direct impact on the end result, so make Monday your best day. Start your week right knowing you are going to live your life as the masterpiece God created you to be. Here are a few things you can do to make your Monday a springboard for a successful week:
1. Assume Responsibility
There are three kinds of people: accusers, excusers, and choosers. The accusers blame others. The excusers have an excuse for everything. George Washington Carver said, “99% of all failures come from people who have made a habit of making excuses.” Choosers accept responsibility for their own happiness and when they make mistakes, they admit it!
“A man who refuses to admit his mistakes can never be successful. But if he confesses and forsakes them, he gets another chance.” (Proverbs 28:13, L.B.)
2. Believe I Can Change
“…but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think.” (Romans 12:2, NLT) What would you like to change about your life today? Your ability to successfully change and bring it about in others will determine your success. Here are a few facts to encourage you to change your future:
- It will not be like the past.
- It will not be like we think.
- The rate of change will be faster than ever.
3. Clarify What You Really Want
Write it down and be specific. Less that 5% of the people write down their goals and yet those who do are the most successful. The problem is, most people can’t make up their minds! “A double minded man is unstable in all he does.” (James 1:8, NLT)
4. Don’t Wait For Ideal Circumstances
“If you wait for perfect conditions you will never get anything done.” (Ecclesiastics 11:4, NLT)
Perfectionism produces procrastination and paralyzes potential.
5. Expect Good Things
Expectation leads to reality. It is a faith issue. You tend to see what you are looking for. Look for the best and look for good things to happen in your life. 1 Peter 1:3-4 says: “Now we live with great expectation, 4 and we have a priceless inheritance…”(NLT)
Pull the trigger. Do it now! I heard of a man who told his wife, “I’m aiming to change”. His wife replied, “pull the trigger.” It is time to pull the trigger. Don’t presume on the future. You are not guaranteed the future. The truth is that one of these days is really none of these days! By the way, I heard that today was suppose to be National Procrastination day, unfortunately it was postponed! “Never boast about tomorrow. You don’t know what will happen between now and then.” (Proverbs 27:1, NLT)
I want to encourage you to get alone with God and evaluate yourself on these 6 springboards for success. How are you doing? My prayer for you on this Monday morning is that through pray, you would formulate and activate a plan to change and begin to live life as the masterpiece God created you to be!