“I’m not a morning person” I can’t tell you how many times I have heard that over the years. So often people talk about how they just can’t squeeze in the most important activities in their life because “I’m not a morning person”. When we are young and with little or no responsibility except for ourselves…or retired and our kids are out of the house, it is easier to slip in those important activities after that first cup of Joe in the morning, at lunch, in the afternoon, in the early evening. For me, that is not an option…and my guess is for most of you reading this that is not an option either. We have kids, a house, lunches to make, work, kids homework, baseball, soccer games, dinner to make, grocery shopping, wash…the list goes on and on.
Trust me, when my alarm goes off in the morning at 5am, I am not all fired up to jump out of bed and “hit it”. Candidly, many mornings I am telling myself “you have got to be kidding me…it feels like I just closed my eyes”. But I know the short term pain and discipline of putting my feet on the floor and getting started with my day is easier than the long term pain of regret, disappointment and not accomplishing my goals.
Let’s face it…for many of us we have tried for years and years to squeeze in those most important activities sometime during the day, but then life gets in the way and the most important activities end up taking second fiddle to the chaos. I am not saying you have to wake up at 5am, but if you really want to get those most important activities done, unless you are an anomaly, you probably need to make it the first thing you do each day before the chaos begins, while most of the rest of the world is still sleeping.
Remember, we are our biggest asset and if we don’t make a commitment to take care of our body, mind and soul no one else will. You can’t delegate it, you can’t run down to the store and buy it…you have to have the discipline to JUST DO IT!!!!!