I know that some people have to hop out of bed, and comb their hair, brush their teeth...imagine the song by the Beatles right now called "A day in the life":
Woke up, fell out of bed
Dragged a comb across my head
Found my way downstairs and drank a cup
And looking up, I noticed I was late
Found my coat and grabbed my hat
Made the bus in seconds flat
Found my way upstairs and had a smoke
And somebody spoke and I went into a dream
Ahh, ahh, ahh
But wouldn't our lives be better if we all had a consistent ritual that kept us on purpose for each and every day of our lives?
Jim Rohn has a number of great quotes that refer to working on yourself. The one that stands out for me is;
“Work hard at your job and you can make a living. Work hard on yourself and you can make a fortune.”
"Work harder on yourself than you do on your job"
― Jim Rohn https://www.jimrohn.com
I have been fortunate enough to go to a number of events directed at helping me on my journey toward my best version of me. I first entered this journey after reading a book called "The Monk who sold his Ferrari". I went to an "Awaken your best Self" Weekend in Calgary, with Robin Sharma, long ago. I have been to Tony Robbins conferences, and heard him speak on the ways to help us make ourselves better. I have read a number of books, and most recently, I read one called "The Miracle Morning" by a friend of mine Hal Elrod. If you have not read this book, I would highly recommend it!
What do all of these reference points have in common?
Create a consistent morning ritual that gets you excited about your day.
Robin Sharma called it "Awaken your best self" and he reccomends getting up at 5:30 everyday.
Tony Robbins has a product or way of planning called the RPM (rapid planning method) which helps you to stay on point by organizing your life around what is important to you.
Hal Elrod has what he calls his Life SAVERS This is an anagram for six important things to do as soon as you wake up. I recently read this and have employed these in the morning and I am amazed at the value of intentions.
For me it is to wake up at 5:30 AM and to do the following:
Read my Affirmations
Visualize using my vision board.
Writing in my journal
Stretching or exercise.
This is typically the order that I have been doing them in in order to start my day in the best way that I can. Funny thing is, I look forward to getting up and having this time because it gives me a grounded beginning to the day, a foundation, and it also sets me up to win for that day. So when I do it continually, I am setting myself up to win everyday! I also feel really happy when I go to bed and I am excited to wake up at 5:30 to do my morning ritual. I don't use the snooze button anymore, as this is a tool that may have been built for convenience (as many tools and foods have been in the past century --but we now know that they are detrimental to our health) but I feel this one creates within our subconscious the notion that it is okay to wait, it is okay to not do something that is important. If we constantly and consistently tell our subconscious that we are not ready for the day, then we will rarely be ready for anything, and so the eternal rush of life will continue to occur to us, and we will live in a state of REACTION, instead of ACTION.
If you want to start living in Action, try stopping the snooze.
Plan to get up earlier than you usually do.
Plan to do things that will set you up for the day.
Plan to succeed.
I wish you luck, and if you want some further information on my friend Hals book it is here at http://themiraclemorning.com
If you have a great way that you want to share with me, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org