Dr. Peter H. Diamandis has been named one of the World’s 50 Greatest Leaders by Fortune magazine. He is the founder and executive chairman of the XPRIZE Foundation, known for its 10 million dollar Ansari prize for private space travel. He is also the co-founder and chairman of Human Longevity, and Planetary Resources. He is also the author of Bold and Abundance, endorsed by Bill Clinton, Eric Schmidt, and Ray Kurzweil.
Tim Ferriss describes Peter Diamandis as one of those people where once you finish a conversation you “(productively) ask yourself, what am I doing with my life?!” One thing Peter emphasizes because of the difference it’s made in his life is his practice of “[reviewing his] three wins of the day” everynight before bed.
For many people, if something bad happens, we tend to obsess over it or let it take over our whole day resulting in a bad day instead of looking at it as one bad event. If we make a focused effort to look at the good things in our day before sleeping though, we’ll separate the bad events and not let it consume our whole day. There’s a quote I read that said “not everyday is good, but everyday has good in it”. That’s what Peter is talking about. At night, take a look at the day and see if you can think of just “three wins”. Three good things that happened today. They can be anything.
For example, today I woke up tired and was dragging, but I took my dog to the dog park and it made her really happy. That’s a win in my book. It’s really important to focus on a few positive things before bed and it helps to let go of the stress you might’ve felt from earlier events. It doesn’t matter how small an event is, a win is a win.
Let us know in the comments below if you have a bedtime routine that has helped you!