Man, there were some great entries for this contest – I especially enjoyed the ones where people are quoting me :)! This was tough to pick just three out of all the really great ways people start their day, but here goes:
1st Place and winner of an Expect Success Book (filled with positive quotes) is Marty P (#42), for its sheer thoroughness:
First thing I do is my 7 morning questions (got these from Tony Robbins)
sometimes I do them with my wife she is into it sometimes but would rather sleep the 5 min it takes.
1 what am I most Happy about in my life right now.
what about that makes me happy and how does that make me feel.
2 what am I most Gratefull for in my life right now.
what about that makes me Gratefull and how does that make me feel.
3 what am I most Excited about in my life right now.
what about that makes me excited and how does that make me feel.
4 what am I most Proud of in my life right now.
what about that makes me Proud and how does that make me feel.
5 what am I most enjoying in my life right now.
what about that makes me enjoy this and how does that make me feel.
6 what am I most committed to in my life right now.
why do I want to be committed to this and how does that make me feel.
7 who do I love and who loves me.
why do I want to love and be loved and how does that make me feel.
I then get up go over to my wifes side and get her out of bed and give her a good hug.
she always likes this. sometimes a kiss but morning mouth is not the best.
then I make the affermation of somethig amazing is going ot happen to me today
while I go down stairs to get my water for the morning.
we work out 6 days a week together and I have been with my wife for 35 years.
its not always easy to do this but is is always good.
everyone at the Health club thinks I am on some sorta caffine high.
but no caffine needed.
2nd Place and winner of a Freedom Personal Development Water Bottle is Tricia (#71) for genuine gratitude in the little things – I love it!
I start my day with gratitude! I do this before I even get out of bed, before my feet hit the floor, I thank my bed for being so comfortable and allowing me to sleep in it, I thank my blanket for keeping me warm and cozy. I thank my house for keeping me safe and dry. Then I think about how my day is going to be like, or what I am going to accomplish.
3rd Place and winner of a Finger Flip Football Game is Kelly Koplitz (#43) for surrendering yet taking 100% responsibility at the same time. Brilliant!
When I get up in the morning and as I am getting ready for work I say the following things:
As I am getting up and going to shower:
Thank you God for the breath of life today. I put this day in your hands; do with it what you will.
As I am driving to work (30 minute drive):
Lord, please keep me safe in my travels and free from trouble.
As I am walking into the building at work:
Its going to be a great day! with a long deep breath and a smile :)
Thanks again to all who posted, we had 75 entries and I love hearing from you all. I hope this contest caused you to consciously think about what you say to start your day.
Our next contest will be announced on our blog this Thursday!