Waking up early can be a key to success!
March 16, 2016
Admit it, we all look up to someone due to their success. We might notice success on social media, possibly Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube or television. When we see motivational and successful posts, we ask ourselves “how do I become that motivated and successful?” Well, let’s find out!
First, find a routine that makes you get out of bed!
Yes, we all like to hit the snooze button before getting out of bed, so factor that into what time you set your alarm. Go ahead and give yourself those extra 10 minutes before beginning your morning routine. We can control how we spend our first several hours of the day, just set your mind to it! As Mark Cuban says, “One thing we can all control is effort. Put in the time to become an expert in whatever you’re doing. It will give you an advantage because most people don’t do this”.
Second, start early!
We all like our sleep, but why not get up earlier to focus on you, verses going straight to taking care of the children, getting ready for practice, walking the dog or preparing for work. Consider working out, have a cup of coffee, watch the news, read the paper or prepare for the day! No, we do not always want to get up before the rest of the world, but it gives you the advantage! This can be easily worked into your routine! “Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen”. – Michael Jordan
Third, read something motivational!
We all see people on social media post motivational quotes to get their day going, why not try it? Reading something motivational first thing sets the tone for your day; read from a book, Google, Pinterest and you can do this while lying in bed! Or view quotes from a favorite athlete, for example, Peyton Manning, “It is not wanting to win that makes you a winner; it’s refusing to fail”.
Fourth, be grateful daily!
We all have bad days and sometimes forget how wonderful life is. To remind yourself that life is a gift, try making your first words about gratitude. Say out loud what you are grateful for, possibly your job, children, spouse, food, shelter, athletic talent, anything! According to WebMD, gratitude has been linked to more optimism, decreased anger, happiness and health benefits. Why not make this part of your routine?
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