Very Bad, Horrible, No Good Day

It may be raining, but…

Today’s a pretty awesome day! I’m sticking to my resolve to have an almost completely work-free weekend, and I’m also making progress on two other 2018 resolutions – “Write a blog post every week” and “Connect with 5+ old friends.” Today is a good day.

Have you ever noticed that on good days, it feels like nothing can stand in your way? Every traffic light is green, there’s a parking space right out front, and the meter’s been pre-paid.

When you’re in that vortex of awesomeness, you attract only the good stuff. That project that was stalled suddenly gets a breakthrough. The deadline gets pushed back. You discover you’re getting a big fat tax refund… and your partner brings home takeout.

Once every few Sundays I’m lucky enough to receive email replies to this blog: “Good one, Demi,” or “It felt like you were reading my mind.” And inevitably someone will say, “I don’t know how you keep coming up with so much good stuff.”

Let me let you in on the secret… it’s not about what you do on the good days that will make or break you…

It’s in how you respond to the days that threaten to suck the life out of you.

I’ve had times like that when I wanted to lay in bed and wallow. I’ve queued up the saddest, most depressing playlist. I went out and bought the family size bag of potato chips… and the giant sour cream and onion dip. Then chased it down with cheesecake. (Did you know if you put a slice of cheesecake in the freezer, and eat it like a popsicle, it’s even more amazing?)

But then my boss comes along (you remember I’m self-employed, right?), and asks to see what I’ve been working on that day. And that’s when I decide that taking any shot is better than standing at the foul line trying to hide the cheesecake crumbs on my “shelf.”

Trust me, not all of these blog posts are winners… but as a writer, we get the benefit of baseball-mentality, and if I can type the ball out of the park just once a month, then I’ll get to help hundreds of people like you find the courage to try.

What’s your message? And what’s standing in the way of you sharing it with the world?

Cheers, Demi

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