October 28, 2011

Today Is A Great Day

7 seconds to success

When most people who have seen the movie Jerry Maguire think about memorable lines they probably think about "Show me the money!", or "You had me at hello." Not me.

The line I like the most and think about almost daily was spoken by a minor character, Dicky Fox. His delivery of the line is enthusiastic, positive, and, I might add, effective. It is a great way to program your brain to expect that today, and every day, will be great.

In a scene where Dicky is talking about what he attributes his success to, he tells us his secret:

"I LOVE getting up in the morning. I clap my hands and say, 'This is going to be a great day!'" 

I have tried it... a lot, and it works. Not only that, but I think that the Dalai Lama would approve.

His take on success and waking up in the morning?

"Every day think as you wake up, 'Today I'm fortunate to have woken up, I am alive. I have a precious human life and I am not going to waste it.
 I am going to use all my energies to develop myself to expand
 my heart onto others.'

To achieve enlightenment for the benefits
 of all beings, 
  • I am going to have kind thoughts towards others,

  • I am not going to get angry or think badly about others,
  • I am going to benefit others as much as I can.

- Dalai Lama

Attitude is everything, and thinking good thoughts works wonders. Have a great day, today, and every day.

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