No matter what happens, every day you have the opportunity to do something differently, to try a new approach, to think new thoughts, to take different actions. You don’t have to continue the same way.
My tennis coach was talking to me about this during a lesson last week and I was noticing how it really applies to everything. After hitting a shot, you have to reset so that you’re ready for the next one. If you miss-hit a ball, you want to reset, so that you don’t focus on the fact that you miss-hit it, instead, you focus exclusively on your next shot.
If you lose a point, a game, or even a set, you always have the opportunity to reset. It’s like starting over again, putting everything else behind you.
I find it’s helpful to think about this every morning before I get out of bed. I think about the day ahead and I think of resetting – whatever happened yesterday has happened, I can learn from it and approach the new day with renewed energy.
See how good you can become at resetting, not only at the beginning of the day, but throughout your day as well. This affirmation may help:
“Every day is a new opportunity for me to start over and reset.”