“Have a good day!”
This is a phrase that we hear often and say to others regularly. We hear it from the cashier at the grocery store and say it to our kids before we head off for work.
But have you thought about what makes your day good or bad? If you haven’t determined the criteria for what a good day is, how will you know if you’ve had one?
To answer that question for myself, I reflected on my priorities and thought about how I wanted each day to look, regardless of outside factors or what items were on my to-do list.
I narrowed my list down to four items. At the end of the day, I wanted to be able to say that my efforts were God-honoring, that I was others-focused, that opportunities were seized, and that approached my tasks with a determination to excel.
Focusing on the following four areas helps me to make better use of my time, effort and resources and to approach each day with the proper mindset.
In order to make them more memorable, I arranged an acronym. Here’s how you can make sure that you have a G.O.O.D. day.
G — God-Honoring
As stated in the Westminster Catechism, “the chief end of man is to glorify God.” If that is the very purpose of our lives, it must also be the focus of each day.