When you lay in bed at night and think about your day, how do you feel? Was it a good day or a bad day? Was what you did today representative of who you are or who you want to be?
Hopefully, your answers are that it was a good day and you accomplished everything you wanted to. Unfortunately, that will not be the case every day.
What can you do to make each day a good day?
Below are five questions to ask at the end of each day. If I can honestly answer affirmatively to each question, I feel good about that day. If I answer negatively to even one of these questions, I know I was not the person I want to be.
1. Did I smile at each person I saw today?
2. Did my actions represent my Christian values?
3. Did I put forth my best effort in the work that I did?
4. Did I show (and tell) my wife and daughters how much I love them?
5. Did I do at least one thing to grow intellectually, emotionally and spiritually?
My overall goal each day is to be a positive influence on others. If I can answer “yes” to each of these five questions, I know I’ve accomplished my goal.
What is your goal each day? How do you measure the success of reaching that goal? You can create a list of similar questions that fit your goal.
Ask yourself those questions each night. If you answer “no” too often, you will know you need to change something. When you answer “yes” to each question on a consistent basis, you should feel great about how you are living.
Don’t stop there though. If you are affirmatively answering your questions each night, develop some additional questions for other goals. Expand your reach and influence. You have the ability to accomplish anything. More importantly, you have the ability to help others accomplish their goals.