those who command themselves

Mondays are a source of so many emotions. They can inspire you to a fresh start and new beginning, or they can act as another brick added to an already heavy load.

Getting up early, facing the week, planning, and sometimes just dragging yourself out of bed seem so daunting.

It’s like I shared about developing a Mission Mindset, without the proper Inspiration, it’s challenging to just about anything when you don’t feel like it.

But, you’re a boss. Either your business, or supervising others. 

A boss is expected to lead by example.

Are you the “do what I say, not what I do” boss? Or are you the “model more – talk less” type of leader?

Your employees, friends and family know…do you?

Mondays.

That work can spell dread.

Or, it can be a new start. An opportunity to command yourself anew.

If you’re the type of person who has a hard time following through or doing what you say you’re doing to do, start small.

One Thing

Just commit to one thing each day.

I know you have a million things to do, and I’m sure you’ll get more done than one thing. But try this. Commit to doing one thing today.

Write “By the end of the day, I will…” and write the one, most impactful thing you can do today. Forget about all those others, and just commit to one.

Don’t end the day until it is done.

If this has been a problem in the past, then pick an easy thing like brushing your teeth or drinking water.

Over a period of success, you can start adding one thing at a time. But the rule is you have to complete one you’ve committed to for two weeks before adding a second or third item.

And since we’re all in leadership positions of one type or another, how can you expect to lead others well when you can’t even lead yourself?

Start today. Take command of yourself. Start small to set yourself up for success.

Gradually, in time, your confidence increases. Without realizing it, your influence increases. Your need to tell others what to do decreases.

It’s a simple concept, that is hard to implement. But, it’s worth it.

I encourage you. Take command of yourself today. Pick your one thing.