If you despise Mondays, and celebrate Fridays, then you don’t understand “the power of everyday.” What’s the power of everyday? It’s the sheer force of you being motivated as hell to grind out your life plans in a consistent daily routine because you see each day as an opportunity instead of a drudgery.

Why do so many people dread Mondays? Because they see it as the first day of a long week of dull labor until the weekend comes and the fun begins. Why live that way? Can we get to a place where Mondays feel like Fridays? I believe you can. I’ve lived that way for years.

The Key is to Imagine Perfection

Even if your “day job”—or your daily routine—involves doing something you hate, you can still get past seeing it as a drudgery, if you learn how to make everyday “dressed to kill.”

When a woman dresses up, and puts on her makeup, she makes herself into an ideal, and an ideal is an imagined perfection—it’s when you cover over your perceived flaws with what you wear, how you act, and what you do. I’ll give you an example.

Have you ever been jealous of a spouse, girlfriend, or boyfriend? You see your wife all dressed up and heading out for a night with her girlfriends, and you think, “Every man is going to want her, and she’s going to enjoy being away from me and want to sleep with some handsome man that hits on her.”

Add an Ideal and You’ll Change Your Feelings

What you’re doing is creating an ideal—imagined perfection—in your mind, and it makes you feel jealous and threatened. But, let’s say your wife or girlfriend is going out to the store wearing her mismatched house cleaning clothes, no make up, and hair pulled back. Would you feel the same way?

Here’s the lesson: the more your mind attaches ideal qualities to something, the more emotion it creates in you. If your woman or man is dressed to kill, you’ll feel more insecurity and jealousy. If your woman or man is dressed to kill—and they’re with you—you can also desire them more. But when they’re not dressed to kill, you see things as more mundane and daily. You don’t love them less, but you don’t see them as an ideal.

Our flaws are covered over when we’re dressed to kill. All the blemishes, fat deposits, wrinkles, lack of abs, and stringy hair disappear under the veil of what we put on. We make ourselves into the imagined perfection of an ideal.

How I Dress Up Myself and My Calling

Simply apply this same mind game to your daily grind by making each day dressed to kill. The way you do that is by “putting things on.” You put something on yourself, and you put something on each day. You dress your life up with ideals. Here’s how you should look at each day:

  • Each day is filled with opportunities to undermine your failure.
  • Each day determines the quality of your future.
  • Each day is a 24 hour span of time in which you defeat enemies and take ground.
  • Each day is filled with time for you to better rule your own kingdom.
  • Each day provides you more time to master your mind, body, and emotions.
  • Each day is a non-promised gift that you don’t deserve.

For example, I see myself like the prince—the son of a monarch—who protects and fights for the citizens of his kingdom. When I’m contending with the negative thinking of people, I see it as a spiritual war in which the swords of my words hack away at the shackles that imprison their minds.

The more I “dress up” what I do, who I am, and each day I’m given, then the less mundane things are. The more I dress up my Mondays with imagined perfection, then more they feel like Fridays. It all comes down to the way you view your daily grind.

What about you? How do you see yourself? How do you see each day of the week? Let me know in comments below.
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C. J. Ortiz
C. J. Ortiz

My mission is to help equip people to maximize their resources for a purpose greater than themselves. That's what my own mentors and teachers have done for me, and I'm paying it forward. Life can be merciless, and the world can be a messed up place, so what's needed is a stronger people that can both endure and overcome in life. My motto is, "In whatever you do, don't suck! Metal up!"

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    12 replies to "Dressed to Kill: How to Make Your Mondays Look and Feel Like Fridays"

    • Guest

      I like it! Thank you for your article! Go on! As I heard the song “I don’t like Mondays” many many years before I thought immediately: This is nonsense! And since then I told myself: “I DO like Mondays!”

      Thank you for motivating!

      I am living in Germany and I try to motivate people myself to live a beautiful life. Imagine your dreams like you have reached them everyday and you go on with new energy! :-)

    • Mmoemarceau

      like that cj

    • It’s great to hear from you. Keep on motivating, my friend!

    • Shawn Mountenay

      I see myself as someone who is improving. I see each day of the week as a chance to work on my short-term goals so that my long-term goals can be achieved. P.S. Cj, you’ve motivated me to go to China to learn Kung Fu! Flight leaves July 23rd. :)

    • Perfect!

    • Dan Holzman-Tweed

      Each day is an opportunity to build alliances.
      Each day is the latest chapter of my marriage.
      Each day is another failure on the part of those who would be my enemies.
      Each day, like Ra on Ra’s barge and Asaur in the field, I Come Forth by Day.

    • C. J. - The Metal Motivator

      Indeed!

    • Kurt Von Wolfrom

      This is so right on, and especially today being Monday. What a great way to start the week, or should I say another opportunity.

    • C. J. - The Metal Motivator

      Indeed! Thanks for writing, Kurt.

    • JIMI

      As a job hunter, I WISH I had to work Monday!

    • C. J. - The Metal Motivator

      I can certainly understand that! I’m believing that will change for you, my friend.

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