Today becomes tomorrow and in due time tomorrow will become yesterday. Eventually, today, yesterday and tomorrow will become once upon a time. Everything becomes once upon a time eventually. The good, the bad and the ugly all become a part of the once upon a time that belongs to everyone. The point to the once upon a time analysis is that everything is temporary . If what you are worrying about today, does come to pass it is but a temporary situation. The irony is that what you are worrying yourself about, may not even come to pass. The trick is not to think too much about it.
Having said that and even though everything is temporary, it is better to be prepared for any battle, than it is not to be prepared for battle. From what I have gathered life is a battle for many, if not for everyone. I prefer to perceive the so called struggles as a challenge. Waking up in the morning can be a challenge. Getting out of bed and getting ready for work can be a challenge. Getting to work can be even more of a challenge compliments of the bumper to bumper traffic along the way. If you like what you do and where you work, none of the above may be a challenge. If you do not like what you do or work in a negative environment, the above can be even more of a challenge for you.
A lack of motivation is equivalent to a lack of preparation. The more motivated that you are about anything, the more prepared that you are for it. As negative as any work environment may be, if an e-mail was to be sent out on Friday evening to inform all employees that the first employee in on Monday would receive a $10,000 bonus, I can guarantee you that every employee will be motivated by that e-mail. I can guarantee you that almost every employee will be prepared on Sunday night to be the first one at work on Monday morning. In fact that organization would have a lifetime record for Monday morning punctuality.
Forget about wishful thinking. That is unlikely to happen.You have to learn to motivate yourself. You have to learn to be prepared and transform most challenges into something positive. You have to motivate yourself to be prepared for tomorrow. Going to work is something that you are going to have to do, unless of course you can call in sick the next day, work from home or for yourself.
If you are going to do it, you might as well do it well and you do it well by being prepared. There is something exciting about any last minute rush but if you are prepared on Sunday night for Monday morning, then you have a good head start to the day and to the week. If you are prepared for the day ahead before it arrives, rather than scrambling your brains and running around in circles looking for that clean shirt or pair of shoes, you are good to go.
Being prepared for the day ahead, gives you an advantage. It diminishes the challenges. If you are prepared, you can get out of bed a little bit later than usual. If you are prepared, you could leave early to avoid the traffic that you are so familiar with or you can face it with a more positive frame of mind, because you have everything that you need in your car to make you a happier camper in the traffic jam.
Be prepared for tomorrow, today and you should find yourself having a much more positive day.