Some months ago, I started asking people the simple question, “What’s been amazing about your day?” I have asked friends, family, people who check my groceries… just about anyone I come in contact with could potentially be asked this question. I’m excited by how this question inspires people to think positively and encourages them to contemplate the goodness of their day. As you might imagine, I have gotten all matter of responses from people, most positive and some neutral, but none negative.
Here are six reasons I’ve found that asking this question is valuable. (Now listen up. This is your pep talk before I invite you to take the “What has been amazing about your day?” challenge.)
- “What has been amazing about your day?” is a great question to ask because the person you are asking either thinks of something amazing to tell you (which I found to be the case the vast majority of the time) or they say, “nothing.” If they say “nothing,” you have an opportunity to ask them more questions and allow them to talk about their day, which they may have found to be somewhat disappointing.
- When you ask “What has been amazing about your day?”, the person you are asking might contemplate the question and be inspired by it long after your conversation with them is over.
- When you ask this question, you convey to the person you are asking your belief and confidence that they have experienced something amazing in their day.
- By asking this question, you can make small talk larger, or in this case more amazing.
- From a self-care stand-point, this question is phenomenal because you are empowering people to respond to you in a positive manner. The more you ask this question, the more you intentionally surround yourself with happiness and joy.
- The more you ask this question of others, the more it is on your mind as you create an amazing day for yourself.
So are you up for a joyful and AMAZING challenge? I invite you to take the first ever (that I know of) “What Has Been Amazing About Your Day?” Challenge. Here are the details:
Each day for a week, ask five people the question, “What has been amazing about your day?”
Listen and enjoy their responses.
Have an answer prepared if they ask you the same question in return.
Post your results on this blog.
Jason Freeman is a professional writer, and a one-of-a-kind public speaker. He is the founder and CEO of Heroic Yes! Productions. Jason has an MFA in Poetry from the University of Nebraska. He knows the pain of perceiving one’s life through a lens of limitation and also the thrill of moving beyond that mindset. For more information on Jason’s powerful message, or to book him to present to your organization, go to www.HeroicYesProductions.com.