Don’t Be Like Most People Trying to Get Through The Day.

Here are five practical ways to get more from your day.

George Blue Kelly
4 min readApr 15, 2022

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If I told you the secret to happiness lies in something as simple as your day, would you believe it?

True happiness doesn’t just happen. Like success, it isn’t something you stumble on.

It’s built.

One brick at a time. One mistake at a time. And one day at a time.

It’s how Rome was built.

The secret’s in how you manage every 24 hours. Where most miss it, is they hurry through each day. And that's because the days stack upon each other that they begin to feel like one long month.

If you wish not to be like most people, simply getting through the day, here are five ways to get more out of your day.

1. Figure out what kinda day you want.

What do you want to tick off your to-do list? How do you want to feel when dusk hits?

A day doesn’t turn out great because the gods willed it so. It turns out great because you make it so.

And it starts with purpose. When purpose is lacking, any outcome will suffix — excellent or mediocre. But progress is measured only by objectives. So to know whether you’re winning or failing, you must first have a goal. By knowing what you want — you know what to expect or what not to.

So start the day with a purpose in mind.

2. Finish the day before it starts.

If it’ll be productive, if it’ll make you feel good, and if it’ll affect your life positively, it must be done intentionally.

The art of finishing a thing before it starts is our ability as humans to look into the future and see what can be — then come back into the present and make it happen.

To finish the day before it starts is to live it in your mind first. To see the project completed in your mind’s eye. So when you go out, it feels like reliving an experience you’ve had already.

Take a little bit of time, and run the day first in your mind, then, if possible, on paper. Have a list of what you ought to do…

George Blue Kelly

Stories of an immigrant from the shores of Sicily