When we wake up each morning, what is the first thought that comes to mind? Do we spread our wings and say “Mmmmm, Wow, another day!!” or do we push ourselves out of bed and think “Oh! Yet another day”.
What determines how we wake up each morning? Is it based on how well we slept in the night? Is it based on how was the day yesterday, and the day before that? Some might say that each morning is based on the culmination of not one or two days worth of past life but an aggregate of our life so far. How we have lived it and what we have achieved thus far.
I believe quite the opposite. I believe every morning is a fresh start, an opportunity to do something new on a completely clean slate. Yesterday is gone and the morning today does not owe anything to it, to keep it alive. Whether yesterday was a success or a failure, it does not matter to today. And similarly, what happens today, will not matter to tomorrow. So what do we have to lose, if we try something new today and we fail. Tomorrow there will be another chance to try it all over again.
I know, a lot of people will think, this is not possible. We cannot run away from the mistakes of our past. Some mistakes are big enough to haunt us for months, years, perhaps even a lifetime. My answer to them is – You are right, we cannot run away from our mistakes of the past! However, we do have a choice whether to let these mistakes haunt us and feel sorry for ourselves, or whether to look at them as an opportunity to learn something new, try something new again and perhaps fail or even succeed in a new way. Someone who has not made any mistakes, has not learnt anything worth remembering.
My thought for the day-
Good Morning! Live your day today, make as many mistakes in your way
Learn from each one of them, and remember them for tomorrow when you are at helm again!