Yesterday was a good day.
I cannot fully tell you why it was a good day. Certainly my outer circumstances did not significantly modify themselves from the day before: my house was the same, my job was the same, even the drive home was the same. Nothing changed outwardly.
But something changed inwardly.
The moment it changed, I think, was the moment that I made a decision to act independently.
It was certainly not some kind of great action or sudden revelation that caused me to perform some great and noble deed. It was the simple action of getting up and away to get something done, work that needed to get accomplished and I was unable to focus on accomplishing it.
But it was the decision to do it that made the breakthrough. Rather than get angry or frustrated or not get anything done, I simply went somewhere to get it done. And everything changed - because I had made a decision. Beyond just getting the immediate work done - I started making and doing all kinds of things for the rest of the day, things that actually would move me forward in my life instead of just staying in the same place.
It gives credence to what Gary Ryan Blair, The Goals Guy (http://www.100daychallenge.com) says: Everything Counts.
Even the simple decision to get up and move.