Q&A: Win your day
I'm your host, Tiffany Sauder. And this is Scared Confident. This piece of advice is now at legendary status. In my mind, I would venture to say it runs through my head at least once a day, probably more. And it comes from my Keller, her who is the founding principal of a big mortgage company here in Indianapolis and has grown to be a dear friend of mine.
And my. And. But he taught me his three simple words. And that is when, your day, when your day in the perspective feels actually, when I heard it first, fairly myopic, like, okay, it doesn't seem that hard. When your day, because I naturally like look out, I think about doing like big grand things with my life.
Like these big crescendos and Superbowl events that happened like, boom, but what Mike has taught me and what the statement has taught me is that when. I realize that you have harnessed the potential like wrong out the potential of every single day. Those Superbowl moments naturally happen as an extension of the fact that you won every fricking day.
That was not natural. Thinking to me, we all can go to bed at night and answer the question true or false. You won your day for me, winning my day, looks like not pushing snooze a million times for me, winning my day means I honored my commitment to myself to get to the gym or go on a run for me winning my day means that.
I took 20 minutes of time and put my phone away and actually paid attention to what my kids were saying for me winning my day means that I chose patients instead of efficiency in a conversation that I was having. So like, you know, when you've honored, The values you want to live, that people around you and the commitments that you've made to yourself and you know, what it feels like to go to bed at night when you just straight didn't win your day, where you let your temper get the best of you, when you allowed yourself to get distracted, when you didn't have a good plan for the day, when you bailed on your commitments to yourself.
And you're like, I just, I w I wasted the minutes that the day gave me and I did not win my day. And I remember, I mean, a while ago, years ago I was walking. To my car on a Friday at the end of the day. And I was talking to someone and I said, oh, Hey, how was your day? And they said, I mean, it was a Friday. I don't really work that hard on Fridays.
And I remember thinking to myself, that's 20% of your week, like one out of five, you would take 20% of like almost everything in your life, 20% more. How can that be? And I think that while I didn't like the words when your day. I have come into my life in the last four years, I resonate with this idea of maximizing the minutes, hours, and days that we are given, but I didn't naturally understand the importance of if I ship my commitments.
If I ship my values every day, then I will ship my commitment. And my behaviors against my goal, my values, I will do that every week and then I will do it for every month. And then I do, we'll do it for every quarter and then we'll do it for every year, but it can only do it for 365 days if I do it one day first.
And if I focus on the day, I focus on winning. Then the rest of it really does start to take care of itself. So I think for those of us who have big goals for us, who those of us who naturally looking to the future, for those of us who imagine a world where XYZ enter your stuff, We can skip over the day, accidentally the value of it, and then getting a chance to live beside Mike.
And what he's taught me is that you win your day. Tiffany, you win your life. We don't get to win our lives without first mastering our days
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