What a Difference a Day Makes

I met with a colleague yesterday to discuss logistics of an upcoming event. The discussion took twists and turns as conversations with friends do. We more deeply explored some possibilities we had initially only grazed in other talks. Aha moments, ideas, and a list of action items abounded.

As we concluded our meeting, my associate remarked, “What a difference a day makes!” Although we had planned to talk, neither of us foresaw the direction we would head on this day. Synergy brought out the best in both of us and we created a new possibility.

As I drove home, I questioned the familiar phrase resounding in my head. What about the day made a difference?

One thing. Our thoughts. The thoughts we entertained, individually and collectively, were all that changed.

When I am not creating the results I desire in my life, I can create dramatic change by changing my thoughts. The immediate circumstances of my life may change gradually (or rapidly, if I am open to it), yet improvement in my inner world can be immediate (if I allow it). In this moment of shift, nothing has changed, yet everything is different. Better.

I know this.

But it is moments like these that grab my attention and catapult me into action. I was grateful for the reminder.

When you desire a different result, change the thinking that got you to this point. And what a difference a day will make, indeed!