When you start your workday, how do you know what to do first?
Maybe you start at the top of your to-do list. Or you go to a meeting. Maybe the bell rings and the students come in, and you start the lesson. Or the sign turns from “Closed” to “Open”, and you ring up the first sale. An email comes in, and you answer it.
But what happens before that?
What are you thinking about your work? What are you telling yourself about what the day holds? When you survey the eight, ten, twelve hours ahead of you, what story are you telling yourself about that time, about that opportunity to connect, to serve, to create?
What if the first task of the workday was always the same—to create a deliberate, positive intention?