Have you ever had a day that started out great, but by mid-morning you just want to go back to bed? (Or maybe even a day that began that way…) You know, those days when you feel like everything that could go wrong did go wrong? It could be drama on the home front: you can’t seem to agree with your spouse on anything and the kids won’t stop whining and complaining and they just will not obey.

Maybe you’ve got deadlines coming up at work and your boss demands more than you know you can get done. Maybe you bombed a potential client presentation. Or even like you’ve just been a few steps behind all day. Negativity surrounds you and your emotions run amok.

I’ve had those days. We all have. You may be having one today. But I want to make sure you can handle these kinds of days, because a breakthrough is waiting for you on the other side of your bad day.

Think about it – have you ever been having one of those days, and you come to an appointment or a task you have to do, but you’re just not “feeling it” and you just want to say, “Nope, not happening!” But how many times has this stopped you from doing something with the potential to produce major results, whether it was in your business, at work or your family?

Because of your reaction to the bad things popping up on your otherwise good day, you’ve let that nonsense get you off track. Because of your emotions and the small stuff eating at you throughout the day, you may want to pull out of an activity or task you really need to do. But you’ve got to eliminate all the “nonsense things” you’re focusing on. And emotions are one of those things.

We don’t often think about the effect our emotions have on our lives. Instead, we just take them as they come. We let the stress, frustration and anger throw our emotions all out-of-whack, and before long, we’re having a bad day.

But consider this… the days that don’t turn out quite like you expected are actually setting you up for something so much greater. Those disappointments, arguments, curveballs and mistakes are a perfect setup for breakthrough!

You have to remember feelings and emotions often lie. And YOU control them; THEY do not control you!

When you choose to stop wasting your time on nonsense emotions and stop reacting to the curveballs thrown your way, you position yourself to solve the problem instead of reacting to it. When you don’t get caught up in fear, frustration or stress, and instead you focus on finding solutions, you will break through to a new level.

Some of my biggest breakthroughs came after I pushed through these seemingly horrible days, when I suck it up and do the things I don’t want to do. When I chose to focus on what’s going right instead of what’s going wrong… when I chose to focus on what I can do instead of what I can’t do… those are when I have gotten the biggest breakthroughs of my life!

So today, I want to encourage you to push through! Don’t let those curveballs knock you down and turn your good, productive day into a “bad day.” Focus on pushing past those things trying to hold you back. Focus on getting results.

So often, the times you decide to push through are the times when you grow the most. Those times refine us and really shape our character. But we cannot grow through these experiences, if we allow our emotions to determine our thoughts, words and actions.

I hope this helped you today… whether it’s a “good” or “bad” day. And, the next time you’re having one of those days, pull this out to remind you today does not have to be a “bad day.” So take that first step today and set yourself up for massive breakthrough in your business, career, relationships, and personal life!

I would love to know your strategies for overcoming hard times and turning bad days into great ones! Please leave me your comments below!

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In great faith,

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