Monday Motivation: I Get To Mentality
Monday Motivation, 3.11.19
Written by: Kaitlyn Gwaltney
Every Monday, The Rogers-Long Team meets for one of its two weekly meetings. The Monday meeting always ends with “Monday Motivation” in which a few minutes are spent listening to one team member presenting a quote, a quick reading from a book, a scene from a movie, or anything else they find motivating to provide a “spark” to the whole team on a Monday morning.
“Begin each day with an “I get to” mentality instead of a “I have to” thought process…I GET to go to work. I GET to have a busy day. Whatever it may be. We often dress our opportunities as stress, but they are in fact blessings.”
I think we are all guilty of falling into the trap of looking at what we ‘have’ to do on our daily schedules. Instead, try looking at your schedule from the perspective of an ‘I get to’ mindset. Having a positive mindset can help you achieve greater things you might have thought twice about. Other people are going to feed off of your happiness, why? Because happiness is contagious. Regardless of what stress you might have at work, at the gym, with your diet, etc. being around someone who is in a great mood immediately makes me realize I just need to get over it and deal with whatever is going on.
Instead of looking at those specific challenges as a stressor in your life, reposition your mindset and try viewing them as a blessing. I GET TO go to work today. Count it as a blessing, there are multiple people in our community who would love to have your job. I GET TO give a presentation at work today. Don’t stress it, your co-workers obviously trust you enough to be the presenter who educates others. My sister recently got accepted into both of the specialty centers she applied to and during the celebration she mentioned “great, now I have to pick which one I want to go to”. To which I responded, “Look at it as you’re fortunate enough to have the option to choose which one you’d prefer so you GET TO make a choice.”
You have the power to decide every day whether or not you’re going to have a positive mindset on the tasks ahead of you. Keep up with the “I get to” mentality and be thankful for the opportunities you’ve been given.
Kaitlyn Gwaltney, a Realtor with The Rogers-Long Team since 2016, previously worked in the medical field for 6 years before deciding to shift her compassion and dedication toward helping others in a different direction. The RLT excitedly brought Kaitlyn on to work with buyers and sellers due to her humility, inner drive to succeed, and her fun-loving attitude. Kaitlyn has found a lot of early success in her career on The Rogers-Long Team. Kaitlyn and her husband Matt live in Chesterfield and are anxiously awaiting the birth of their daughter in May.