I'm back on track when it comes to getting out of bed in the morning.
I started plugging my phone in on the other side of the room. I set my alarm for 7 1/2 hours from when I go to bed, and when it goes off, I get up and stay up (I reserve the right to, every so often, turn it off completely and climb back in bed until the kids force the issue).
When I initially decided to embark on operation No More Snooze and set the wheels in motion toward transforming myself into a morning person, it was easy. I was highly motivated...that motivation is gone.
Motivation is fleeting. When the motivation is gone, discipline is what keeps you going.
This morning person transformation is one of the most challenging tasks I've ever encountered. I don't want to get up at 5AM or 5:30AM or even 6AM most of the time. But I want to be a better man, and I have come to the conclusion that accomplishing that in the way that I want to means that a transformation is necessary.
That transformation will not happen without an immense amount of self-discipline. And I'm committed to making it happen, even on the days that don't include an external obligation. My obligation is to my family and myself first, and that has to be enough.
I possess the ability to choose discipline.
Sometimes you've got to do the things that you don't want to do in the short-term to achieve the things you want to achieve in the long run.
Challenging or not, I'm going to win this battle with myself. And that's a promise...to myself.
This message applies far beyond the pillow. Discipline trumps motivation every day of the week and twice on Sunday.
Time to go knockout 250 push-ups for the 26th day in a row!