Monday Motivation: No Zero Days
Monday Motivation, 3.23.2020
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.
No ‘Zero Days’
We have all been back and forth over the last few days/few weeks in a circle of the unknown, fear, and wonder regarding the coronavirus. It’s expected that we are going to question the current state of things and what happens next. It’s human nature to always wonder ‘what’s next’. That being said, we don’t have to focus on tomorrow. Instead let’s focus on today with three simple rules in mind:
Rule #1: No more zero days. A ‘zero day’ is when you do absolutely nothing towards your goals, dreams, and next steps. Sounds crazy, but it’s very easy to do. Let’s not have any more of those. I’m not saying you have to hit your goals by the end of the week, but do at least one thing today to help better yourself tomorrow. Do one pushup, read one page of that book, or drink one glass of water instead of the soda. One is non-zero.
Rule #2: Be grateful for the 3 You’s. The past you, present you, and future you. Be thankful to the past you for all of the positive things you have done to get you where you are today. Did you eat a salad yesterday instead of a burger? Thank you, younger me, for making that choice to help me feel better today. Do something for the future you. Do you want to sleep in this morning since your meeting is cancelled? Don’t. Continue your daily routine so it’s easier to do tomorrow. Lastly, thank your present self. Give yourself some grace. Continuing to give gratitude towards yourself and others will increase your mood and productivity.
Rule #3: Forgive yourself. Maybe you aren’t exactly where you’d like to be in life at the moment. That’s okay. Don’t be so hard on yourself that it affects your future productivity. If you didn’t hit your goal yesterday, chose the burger over the salad, or hit the snooze button that’s okay. Forgive your previous self and start over today. Make today a non-zero day and do something your future self will thank you for.
Try applying these 3 simple rules to your daily routine. Small decisions today lead to bigger decisions tomorrow. Writing 1 page a day will turn into the completed essay. Putting things off out of fear or failure makes you a procrastinator. Working towards your goals by having ‘non-zero’ days will make you the champion you’re dreaming about.
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.