I’m only superhuman on Tuesdays and it isn’t Tuesday very often around here. I know—Tuesday rolls around every week—but sometimes I forget that it is Tuesday and leave my wonder powers in the closet. By Friday I am often left wondering how I accomplished so few of the things on my must-do list and realize that I forgot to activate my super powers when Tuesday rolled around. Maybe I should set a reminder for myself for Tuesday mornings.
All kidding aside, many of us have so much on our plates that we actually could use some superhuman powers. People often ask me how I do so much. Mentally I do a quick inventory of all the undone things on my to do and must do lists and think they might have gone mad.
That got me thinking that if we focus on what we didn’t get done because we overcommitted myself—we will not only be overwhelmed by what we have left to do, but also underwhelmed by our own performance. If we placed unrealistic expectations on ourselves then how can we ever experience the ta-da moment at the end of the day?
I’m all about the ta-da moment! I love that moment at the end of a project when I get to announce a finished book for my Selah Press clients whether it is under my imprint or their own. And I love it when a website is done, or a book cover or some other project I have finished for my company or someone else’s. You know that feeling? That moment when you get to reveal what you have worked so hard on.
I’m going to start rewarding myself with a few more ta-da exclamations in my day. Ta-da—I got out of bed! Ta-da—I fed the chickens, and the cats, and the dogs and even the people! Happy dance. Ta-da—I didn’t lose my phone today.
Okay, I know those aren’t big things, but some days when you consider all the other things on our plates the little things can be massive, giant, show-stopping ta-da moments.
How about you? Do you also put too much focus on what you didn’t get done? Celebrate the ta-da moments with me and start to feel a little superhuman power in your step.