Having a good day has become synonymous with the beige, personality driven culture of today’s world. People will say, “Are you having a good day today?” to which the only acceptable response seems to be, “Yes’. Your answer is almost irrelevant as most people are not really asking about how you are. Try to say something else next time they ask. Answer by saying anything other than good, or fantastic and watch people’s reactions or say how you are really feeling. I guarantee that you will not receive the response that the question actually deserves.
Having a good day should not be meaningless, nor should it be uncommon. You can choose to have a good day and this is about your mindset and your choice. A good day is in your head, it is a perception. If you start your day in the right frame of mind, with the attitude that you have some control over the outcome then you are more likely to have a positive experience.
Epictetus was a Greek born slave of Rome in the 1st century AD. He was the individual that said, “It is not what happens to you that matters, but rather how you react to it that is important” I love this saying, it distils a key philosophy of mine. The world is full of things that are negative or bad when viewed through our personal lens but we can respond to these things in a way of our choosing. I choose to have a good day every day,
Tim is a Speaker, Executive Coach and Pragmatic Leadership Expert who works with individuals and organisations on delivering results and being more effective. He can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or through his website at www.timothykitching.com.