Getting out of bed in the morning has become, in my experience, the most important part of my day. Those early hours are the ones we hold on to for the rest of the day, define it in a sense. By deciding to get out of bed early we decide to take the day on head first, with a sense of definite purpose. For example, I rose early this morning and got things done, 100 of each pushups, crunches, and squats, followed by a trip to the coffee shop to write what you are now reading. Jumping out of bed in the morning can only be accomplished when you have important business to handle.
When we allow ourselves to hit the snooze button in the morning, we allow ourselves the same thing with the rest of our daily routines, an excuse. If you hate the mornings and hate the difficult tasks that ensue, then you will carry this mindset with you for the rest of the day, while only getting sweet breaks for life’s pleasures. This is what I like to call life on Auto Pilot. When we are on Auto Pilot we put ourselves into a routine and only do things we find ourselves comfortable with, which isn’t a whole lot. If we can’t take risks and dare to break the routine, we will find ourselves driving full speed to nowhere.
If we give our morning a purpose, before we fall asleep the night prior that is, it becomes a mission, something to put our minds to before the groggy hours can give us our sense of reason. Find your morning mission the night before and you might realize that the morning is the best time to get hard work done. Live like a Maverick and bust out of bed ready to take on the world one sucker punch at a time, because that is the only way to live life. The Maverick doesn’t do what everyone else on Auto Pilot does, he goes precisely the opposite way, with deaf ears and an ambition to succeed.