Doing great, getting better, working on fabulous

Photo courtesy of emdot (Creative Commons)

Photo courtesy of emdot (Creative Commons)

There is a particular cashier at the Costco where I shop who is always upbeat and smiling – the kind of person who can make you feel good even on a crummy day.

Last weekend, I overheard him telling someone that he was “doing great, getting better and working on fabulous!”

It made me think – how often do we WORK on fabulous?

I don’t know about you, but most days, I have the kind of day I’m going to have – good or bad – without actually putting much effort into it. I go about my work, do the things I need to do, and have “ok” days most days.

But what if we WORKED at having a great day?

What would WORKING at having a great day instead of just WORKING look like?

For me, it is not adding so much my task list that I get caught up in checking things off my list and miss savoring moments in the day. It might be taking time to have a short conversation with a friend or co-worker instead of a rushed hello, or doing a favor for someone without them asking for or expecting it.

Another thing would be taking time for myself – to read, write or just relax – before heading off to the next thing. Or reaching out to someone I haven’t talked to in a long time to reconnect.

Lastly, it is looking back at my day to recognize that it was a great day and reveling in that fact.

How do you WORK on fabulous?