Crippled CEO Blog #171:
That is my typical reply when someone asks me how I’m doing. I use it because that is the most positive word I can come up with. Sometimes, to mix it up, I replace “fantastic“ with terrific, tremendous, incredible, or amazing. But 85% of the time, I’m fantastic.
And why do I tell people that I’m fantastic? Because I am.
And I am because I get to choose.
Some days are rougher than others, and there are times when I’m not feeling 100%, either physically or emotionally, but I do still tend to tell people that I am fantastic, because that hasn’t changed.
And saying it out loud, over and over, to everyone who I encounter who asks, helps to reinforce and solidify that choice to be fantastic. I make it real and remind myself of it every time I say it. You can be sad or down every now and again and be honest about it, but I know people who typically tell me they are “hanging in there“ or they are doing “not too bad“. Every time I hear it, I wonder how much this idea they are telling themselves is part of their problem.
Plus, besides all of the benefits you get from choosing to be fantastic, a vibrant and positive response rubs off on the person you were talking to. They get happier because you are, which then rubs off on you, creating a feedback loop of positivity. It is one of those times where you can be selfish and altruistic at the same time. I love those.
So, try choosing to be fantastic, and then tell people how fantastic you are. It works best if it’s not a secret.
(Do you know who thought I was fantastic last night? Your mom. Your mom also gets a text from me every Sunday with a link to the latest blog post. Send a text to 561-726-1567 with the word CRIP as the message to get a link to the blog as soon as it’s up.
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