I’m now an early riser.
I wasn’t like this before. There was a time when I woke up at 7am, sometimes at 8am, and it’s all rush, rush, rush from there. This is so shameful to admit this to all of you, but in my haste, I even tried brushing my teeth, combing my hair, and taking a leak at the same time. (You don’t want to try it.)
A long time ago, I thought I was a night person.
In college, I read in our psychology textbook that there are people who are morning people and night people. Because I slept late and woke up late, I concluded that I was a night person.
Twenty years later, I realized I was wrong. I woke up late because I slept late.
Today, I wake up at 5am. Sometimes, even 4am.
That’s when I do my “inner work”. This sacred time include my morning Tai Chi, cycling on my stationary bike, reading books, writing on my journal, and chats with the Almighty.
Picture this: Before 5am, in the darkness of my backyard, I inhale the cool air and slowly do my Tai Chi movements. It is just wonderful.
By 7am, I do my preliminary work: planning and answering emails.
By 8am, I bike around the village with my boys. We have breakfast and we horse around the house a bit. My favorite part of my day.
By 10am, I’m back in my home office working.
Man, I just love my mornings!
Let me tell you how I wake up early…
Is Your Dream Big Enough To Wake You Up?
People ask me, “Bo, how can I wake up early?”
I can give you lots of advice, but let me start with the most important one: Have a big dream that’s so exciting, it’ll wake you up every morning.
Some people ask, “What dream? I don’t have a dream…”
Perhaps that’s the problem.
If you really had BHAG Dreams (Big Hairy Audacious Goals), you’ll have no problem waking up in the morning.
Are you excited with life?
Do you believe that God made you for greatness?
Write down your dreams. Read them everyday. Talk about it with your friends. Get passionate about life!
Don’t Lounge, Just Stand Up
Years ago, I had the habit of waking up but staying in bed for a few more minutes just to rest a bit. I always felt that my sleep wasn’t enough. Sometimes, because I chose to lounge around the warm bed, I wake up really late.
So it was rush, rush, rush again.
I’ve now decided to do something very simple: the moment my eyes open, I stand up. That’s it. This little habit has worked miracles for my day.
I stand up and start my morning ritual.
When you study successful people in business, many of them wake up early.
I know that my financial mentors (who are either multimillionaires or billionaires) wake up early too.
Why not you?
May your dreams come true,
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