There are two ways to wake up in the morning. You can wake up with a knot in your stomach, regretting the challenges that lay ahead or you can wake up with the mindset that you are going to make a difference in your life or someone else’s. I’ve noticed over the years when I’ve spoken to people who had a track record of negative things happen in their lives, a common thought process. The thought that the things that happen to them are someone else’s fault: “it was the other persons decision”, or “she said something that got me into a negative mindset”, or “I got a flat tire”. Whatever the problem is, they blame outwardly and never look at how they’ve contributed to the problem. The people over the years who I’ve met who have been most successful, have always looked everyday at how they can make a better version of themselves. When things happen to them, the accept the failure and make plans to succeed. There is no coincidence that they are typically harder workers. That’s not to say that people who can be negative minded are not hard workers, but people who are the most success work harder on things that matter the most to their future success. The “one key” to unlocking success? Working hard everyday on the right things. It all starts with your mindset. If you tend to blame outwardly instead of accepting a failure and focusing on making a better way than you are working harder in the wrong direction. Being successful starts with knowing that everyday you wake up it’s another chance for you to make a difference and take a step forward towards your goals. You have to craft your positive environment before you can exist in one, the same way you have to build a house before you live in one. If you want to be the best version of yourself, create the work ethic and mental strength of that person from the time your feet hit the floor.