Get rid of the whole “Thank God It’s Friday” thing. It doesn’t work in the life of a successful person.
What do you do when you go to the gym on a Thursday and the dude a few lockers down from you grunts something about, “one more wake?”
Well, if you’re me, you smile and nod and let the “conversation” die a natural death. I don’t relate to what the guy says.
It’s not because I don’t have to think about what day of the week it is. I do. My life is structured in a way so that I have to do different things on Thursdays than I do on Saturdays or Sundays.
And I don’t always enjoy every aspect on what I do on Monday through Friday. There are times when I really look forward to two days when I get a break from my usual commitments.
But to go up to someone you don’t know by name and suggest your life sucks for five days out of the week?
The guy either really dislikes his life and wants everyone to know about it, or he’s just caught in the same programming many others are caught in, where he thinks he’s supposed to hate his worklife. He looks forward to two days when he can sleep in, watch football and drink.
Reject the programming.
If you hate what you’re doing, do something else.
Or find a way to do it better, or at least differently.
Find some meaning in it. Find the parts where what you do provides value to others, even if you never get to see it.
And if you’re doing something to earn money and take care of your responsibilities, but you’re building something else you’d rather be doing full time…
Be grateful for the chance to do both. Be grateful for your capacity for hard work.
Be grateful for the fact that you’re learning new stuff.
Be grateful for the contrast between what you want and what you’re doing. Let the contrast inspire and motivate you.
Thank God It’s Friday is fine. Just find a way to make it because you appreciate all the parts of your life, not just the end of the week.