We all have bad days. No one is exempt.

Days when you don’t have a job or days when nothing good seems to be happening. Days when your expected outcomes did not come to pass. Days when you feel frustrated because your glory days seem way too far in the distant future.

It’s hard to keep the right attitude all the time when you feel like your efforts don’t seem to be working out any magic to your desired output. You face the harsh realities of life every day.

Against all odds, you stick to your chosen path and keep on doing the same good things over and over again, even if no one seems to notice what a great job you’re doing. Because the fact of the matter is, even if you’re not seeing the results yet, you’re already inching towards your most awesome days with just the little things you do every single day.  

Let me lend you some persective on how to deal with bad days because I’ve had countless times like that.

“The way you see things affects how you behave. Proper perspective corrects your attitude.”

Here are three tips on how to turn your bad days into your best days yet.

1. Competence

You can’t attain the breakthroughs you’ve been working for if you’re not doing your part to improve whatever skill sets you need in order to get there. So even if great things haven’t happened yet, you must stick to your guns and hone your skills toward near perfection.

You can’t add value to people’s lives, whether that’s your clients or your loved ones, if you’re not doing your best to improve your craft or whatever relational skill is needed.

The greatest athletes or artists are only revealed in the arena of spotlight after they have already put up with the discipline and the hard days that they must go through.

2. Character

Only likeable people succeed.

Whether in the field of arts, sports, work performance, or in the area of your communication and relational skills, if you do not have the likeable traits, it is less likely that people will support you to help you succeed.

Character is a difference-maker. Character makes you stand out from the crowd.

If you are compared to other skillful people in your field of expertise, it’s not always the cost that will make you get picked for the job. It’s highly likely because of what people say about you or how your potential clients perceive you to be that will get your foot in the door of success.

Character is developed in the toughest, darkest of days, and only gets revealed in the limelight of time.

3. Consistency

If you’re already doing the above two things, great! But if you’re not practising it consistently, you’re not pursuing your chance for success that seriously. You gotta do it excellently and consistently.

Consistent effort becomes more and more obvious to onlookers as it builds itself into your inner system, until it becomes just natural for you to do, as natural as breathing.

All your hard work done in your solitary places becomes easily doable in the public places.

Consistency is key to growing your relationships, to carving a path to your dreams, to building a character that makes people want to work with you or even adore you.

When you look at your bad days as your school for greatness and as your training days, you’ll never look at it the same way again.

Your time will come. Never give up.

Keep on doing the same old boring strokes until you wow your folks with your amazing works!

Adrian is a professional Events Host, Writer, Teacher, and Change Catalyst. He's a world-class emcee creating fun, memorable, and meaningful events. As a change catalyst, his mission is to inspire personal development so people could have better lives with brighter future, against all odds. An IELTS- and TESOL-certified English Trainer, he's also a prolific Tagalog Tutor.