There are two ways to go through each day.

One is to take whatever is thrown at you. It might be good, it might be bad. It might cause excitement, it might cause anguish. You’ll be led by others and situations and whatever will be will be.

The other way is by implementing a pre-commitment strategy.

This is where you choose, in advance, what kind of day you’re going to have. You decide the outcomes and you decide how you will feel at the end.

The former can bring emotional rollercoasters. The latter can bring confidence and resilience. The latter guides you to look for the lesson in every occurrence and the upside of every down. It puts you in control of your day. It changes your default state to one that’s optimal.

Choose to be strong. Choose to be unwavering. Choose to put your best self forward, no matter what.