How you start your day impacts how you finish.
Think about it this way: a runner who is slow off the blocks will likely never recover enough to win the race. They may make up ground and even be competitive but they won’t WIN.
Winning begins with the starting line. It’s all about how you launch.
Every morning I wake up, hit the showers, and sit in my favorite recliner to study scripture, pray, and meditate. Before my family ever sees me I’ve accomplished something significant and momentum has begun to build.
I have a good friend who wakes up each morning and reads the paper. He then heads out on a run, hits the shower, and heads into work. By the time he’s arrived, he’s made more progress than the average human being and has accomplished at least two things that not only bring him joy but also build momentum.
If you are waking up and getting straight to work you are missing out on one of the most powerful principles of productivity and success: momentum. Momentum comes from doing what Stephen Covey calls “sharpening the saw,” or preserving and enhancing the greatest asset you have — you.
Are you feeling stuck? Have you hit a monotonous rhythm? Do you want to catalyze some growth and change? It’s as easy as starting in a different way tomorrow morning. Set your alarm for 30 minutes earlier and do something you enjoy.
The benefits far outweigh the extra sleep.
Hi! I'm Dustin.
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