I wrote that title before the day even happened. Did you choose to read this post because of the title? More folks might read this if it said, “The Worst Day of Your Life,” because studies report that we’re attracted to pain and negativity.
I’m teaching the power of a great title in my writing classes this week. The title makes all the difference. It determines whether I engage with the writing, how I engage with the writing, and why I’ll keep reading. The title gives a shape and a focus for a text, and that got me thinking about writing and living with flair.
What if I titled my day? What if I chose a title this morning that made me engage differently? What if I shaped and focused this day by a title? Here are some possible titles for a day:
The Day Everything Changed
The Day I Finally Did It
The Day I Became the Person I’m Supposed to Be
The Day I Surrendered Everything
The Day I Found Beauty in Pain
The Day I Rose Above My Circumstances
The Day I Laughed So Hard I Cried
The Day I Did the Thing I Feared the Most
The Day I Chose Happiness
The Day I Discovered How to Really Love Someone Else
Living with flair means I choose a title for my day. And then I move forward and live it.
Journal: How did you title today?