The Daily Man-Up: Why I Wake Up at 5 am

December 20, 2018 | No Comments » | Topics: Man-Up

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Imagine this….it’s cold, raining, and pitch black outside.

Your alarm clock goes off…it’s 5 am and you are trying to wake up two hours earlier than you ever have in your life.

It’s day one of this new ritual….you’re pissed. You’re just not having it at this ungodly hour.

You think to yourself…I could get up and start my day or I could just go back to sleep.

You’re at a crossroads.

This is when the excuses come into your head while you’re laying there….

And the excuses continue….

Guess what? They will continue to happen that way unless you get ahead of your excuses.

The truth is successful people wake up early.

“Success is nothing more than a few simple disciplines, practiced every day.” – Jim Rohn

Benjamin Franklin, Howard Schultz, Grant Cardone, Barack Obama, Richard Branson, Dwayne the Rock” Johnson, and Tim Cook just to name a few.

Model your life based on the success of others.

The average US person wakes up between 6-730am. If you’re able to get up at 5 or 530am you will have 1-2 hours of uninterrupted time.

With a head start on the rest of the country you get to decide what you want to do with your time.

You get to take back your time.

The mornings are time for you to be selfish. Besides, self-improvement is a selfish activity!

We have been taught to think of selfishness as unhelpful but unless you take care of yourself you won’t be as good to others.

When you focusing on habits of self-improvement you will slowly become the best version of yourself…which in turn leads to being better for everyone else as well.

You simply can’t love and connect with others until you love and connect with yourself first.

Waking up early is a great time to be selfish for all the right reasons.

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