Now you don’t hear that too often. I don’t think I’ve ever heard TGIM used as a euphemism for TGIF. Let’s face it; we are hardwired from childhood to look forward to the weekend. That two day escape from our everyday lives and routine that more often than not, leaves us wanting more. But what if we could change our mindset to look forward to the start of the week? Our re-entry into our everyday lives. After all, we spend more of our time and lives in the work week.
Believe it or not there are some people out there who love what they do! The Barbies of the world, the Beyoncés and the Mother Teresas. Yes, they love what they do. They look forward to the start of the week. And while you may think that their lives are perfect, FLAWLESS and without challenge. That couldn’t be further from the truth; they have had their challenges and continue to have challenges. But if we look at them closely, there are several traits that they have in common:
- They seldom feel disconnected from the challenge that first engaged their interest. They recognize that to be who they are, do what they do, and follow their dreams, there are going to be some challenges and nobody understood this more than Mother Teresa.
- They don’t care what you think! They won’t be stopped. If you examine the pictures of Beyonce emerging from the doors, “post the infamous elevator fight,” Beyoncé came out, game face on, and in her recent Flawless remix, even addresses the infamous elevator fight between Jay-z and Solange. “Of course sometimes sh@t goes down when it’s a billion dollars on an elevator”. Now that’s how you handle it.
- They draw people to them without even trying. I have one word for this, Barbie. She has a killer fashion sense, a boyfriend that adores her. Adoring fans, killer clothes, killer jewelry (tangle free and kinkless), well killer life, period. And anyone and everyone in her life would do anything for her.
Recognizably they have a lot more traits in common than this but at its core, this allows them to have what I call, the Monday state of mind, and a winning attitude that manifests into being a winner. So let’s start off this week by saying Thank GOD (goodness) it’s Monday!