August 14, 2020

The First Test of the Day

“I never knew a man come to greatness or eminence who lay abed late in the morning.”
— Johnathan Swift

Will you get out of bed or hit the snooze button? If you get out of bed, then you pass the first test of the day. That’s it. That’s the test. It’s simple, but it might not be easy.

Don’t let lame excuses keep you in bed. If you stayed up too late last night, then you’ll get to bed early tonight. If it’s the weekend and you don’t have anything scheduled this morning, that’s great. You can use the extra time to knock out one of the important tasks you’ve been avoiding.

Ultimately, you need to decide to get up and then do it. Fight off that few seconds of pain. Fight off that urge to stay comfortable and warm under the blankets. Fight off that little voice in your head that says it doesn’t matter. If you fail this first test, you’re setting yourself up for more failure throughout the day.

So… No excuses. Get out of bed and take on the day as a winner!