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2.59 am



My alarm went off at 3 am this morning. At 2.59 am I had just woken up and was on my feet.


From past experience and seeing this in some of my ‘show up’ buddies, pressing snooze is basically writing off the morning.


I didn’t write off the morning. Far from it. I wrote the morning (the night before) and was asleep when my kiddies were.


Let’s not get this twisted. It’s taken time, reflection, reading and more to get to this point and this is just a unique choice of mine.


Don’t matter how many books you read. When you wake up tomorrow it’s still gonna require a choice + discipline.


Do you get up or not?


Check this from Willink and Babin:


“Discipline starts every day when the first alarm clock goes off in the morning. I say ‘first alarm clock’ because I have three, as I was taught by one of the most feared and respected instructors in SEAL training: one electric, one battery powered, one windup. That way, there is no excuse for not getting out of bed, especially with all that rests on that decisive moment. The moment the alarm goes off is the first test; it sets the tone for the rest of the day. The test is not a complex one: when the alarm goes off, do you get up out of bed, or do you lie there in comfort and fall back to sleep? If you have the discipline to get out of bed, you win—you pass the test. If you are mentally weak for that moment and you let that weakness keep you in bed, you fail. Though it seems small, that weakness translates to more significant decisions. But if you exercise discipline, that too translates to more substantial elements of your life.”


There is not set time to wake up. Just the time you choose.


If you need to, try rocking three alarm clocks (out of arms reach).


With ARETE,


Sean


p.s. what time would you love to wake up tommorrow to start rocking your potential and possibilities?

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